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Author Topic: DOCUMENTARY: The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway  (Read 398 times)
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« on: May 15, 2017, 10:39:42 PM »

DOCUMENTARY: The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway
On: BBC 2 (2)   
Date: Monday 22nd May 2017 (starting in 6 days)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)

The Final Countdown.
This series follows more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers as they race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city - Crossrail, London's new Underground. Costing fifteen billion pounds, it is the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller, an engineer more at home constructing space launch complexes, must build what will become Britain's busiest station - Farringdon - an underground structure longer than the Shard is tall. Linda and her team battle ancient fault lines, race to build emergency access tunnels to alleviate congestion and piece together a giant geometric jigsaw that will form a cathedral-sized station entrance. The episode ends with a very special visitor arriving on site to give the railway its new title.
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
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This was just advertised on BBC2 so would appear to be a new programme rather than a repeat.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 01:14:32 AM »

Yes, a second series of 2 episodes. The first series of 3 episodes was first broadcast in July 2014.

See also: et seq.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 05:46:26 PM »

I have set the magic sprite capturing machine to record it! Sounds like an update on the earlier series, and gives the impression it might even open one day!

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