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13 July 2012
Network Rail has today released new photographs from the air of many of its biggest projects in London which have undergone or are undergoing major redevelopments.
They include views rarely seen by the general public of the stunning new concourse roof at King's Cross, the development of Farringdon where Thameslink and Crossrail services will meet the tube, and the changes at Stratford in the shadow of the Olympic stadium. The newly completed Shard also looms large over London Bridge and Borough viaduct which is being redeveloped as part of the Thameslink project.
Images taken last month were captured by the Network Rail helicopter which flies daily to monitor the network checking for faults or potential issues before they arise. Here it also enabled engineering and architectural teams on the London stations see project development from a unique perspective.
Simon Kirby, managing director for infrastructure projects for Network Rail said:“London's stations are changing massively both on the ground and from the sky, and there's more to come. King's Cross is a great example of retaining the grandeur of original Victorian architecture but bringing new and modern facilities for the 21st century passenger and Stratford has changed remarkably ahead of the Games. As well as providing some spectacular images which we are happy to share, aerial photography is extremely useful to us to see these complex developments from a bird's eye view.”