World at Work: London

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-03-01T17:27:24Z

Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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In this week's "World at Work," a weekly slide show featuring economic events from around the world through the photography of Bloomberg News, photographer Chris Ratcliffe goes underground to chart London's colossal Crossrail project.

Much is riding on the success of London's Crossrail project. Its 21 kilometers of new tunnels, nine new stations and high-frequency timetable will be vital in the city's constant battle to ease overcrowding on the already overstretched, 150-year-old subterranean infrastructure. The new line will link the financial hubs of the City and Canary Wharf to Heathrow airport and the city's suburbs, east and west.