Disused underground tunnels are the stuff of nightmares and horror films. But it’s impossible for the general public to see a tunnel as it’s being built… until now.
Aerial photographer Jon Bontoft, along with the BBC's own transport team, was granted unprecedented access to capture images and videos via aerial photography of the tunnels, which will site the underground sections of London’s imminent Crossrail train network.
The new Crossrail train line is set to open in 2018, and will cover 96.5 kilometers (60 miles) of ground, extending from beyond London, England, to its very center. Twenty-one of those kilometers (13 miles) will be underground tunnels, utilizing the already existing network of the London Underground.
Bontoft used a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with a GoPro camera attached to capture the tunnels seen in the video from BBC News below.