Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd L) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (R) are pictured as they visit construction work on the Crossrail tunnel at Farringdon station in London on June 4, 2015.AFP PHOTO / ALASTAIR GRANT/POOL
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Tunneling work under London for the 14.8-billion pounds ($23 billion) Crossrail project was completed Thursday in a major milestone for Europe's biggest construction project.Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson attended an underground ceremony to mark the final breakthrough under London's financial quarter after 42 kilometers of tunneling.London's mayor praised the "Victoria," which weighs 1,000 tons and measures seven meters in diameter, as a "monumental muck-munching machine" at the underground ceremony attended by some 150 workers.The first trains, which will travel overground outside London, are planned to run from 2018 .
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