Today saw another test of Elizabeth Line services starting from Woolwich to test procedures before opening to the public.
The scenario today was evacuating passengers from a Crossrail tunnel via an escape shaft at Limmo Peninsula near Canning Town, between Custom House and Canary Wharf stations.
Passengers set off from Woolwich where the test saw a train “fail” in a tunnel, before passengers were switched to another train and led to escape routes located at Limmo.
It appeared the test ran smoothly and follows two previous exercises; one last week with a thousand passengers and another the week before with 450.
Limmo Peninsula will eventually see 1,500 new homes having been a major Crossrail worksite over the past decade.
The development will continue the rapid changes seen around Canning Town station as high density blocks are constructed in a number of sites.
I recently took a look at changes in Canning Town which can be seen here.