Deeper and deeper …

 

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Things are getting insanely deep at Paddington now.  These photos were taken on 25th October 2015 and show the digging team at work and taking a well-earned break.

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When you think just a couple of years ago this area was packed almost to the top with rubble, we used to invite visitors to touch the ceiling.  That was because we knew the day would come when we’d excavate and that ceiling would end up very high above, way out of reach.

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And yet we still haven’t hit the bottom, nor do we know yet how much further this part of the tunnels goes down.  The diggers filled our 130th skip last week.  Who knows how many more will be needed …