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This final episode follows the men and women racing to build London's brand new underground railway - the Elizabeth Line - in time for the first train launch in May 2017.

This final episode follows the men and women racing to build London's brand new underground railway - the Elizabeth Line - in time for the first train launch in May 2017. Engineers must construct and fit out a new station at Paddington, erecting a 130m-long glass canopy to soar above the structure and plug directly into Brunel's original Grade I-listed station - a nerve-wracking feat.

At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world's busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove the enormous props that hold apart the station walls as convoys of concrete trucks drive down Oxford Street, where half a million shoppers and tourists visit every day.

In Derby, a father-and-son team - third and fourth generation train builders - race to construct 66 trains to ferry passengers across the 30 miles of the Crossrail Line. Every site and engineer must pull together as they race to deliver this new 15-billion-pound railway - one of Europe's largest construction projects - in time for the first trains rolling out.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Dec 2017 16:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:15

    Brian Dougans and Gary Cobain

    Rituals and You

  • 00:26

    Citizen Cope

    D'Artagnan's Theme

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Julian Barratt
Series Producer Lee Reading
Executive Producer Carlo Massarella
Production Company Windfall Films
Director Lee Reading

Broadcasts

  • Mon 29 May 2017 21:00
  • Wed 31 May 2017 23:20
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 02:20
  • Sun 9 Jul 2017 18:00
  • Fri 15 Dec 2017 16:00

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