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Crossrail Project Update
Posted on Friday July 12, 2019

A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible date has been developed by the new Crossrail leadership team. This provides Londoners with a realistic and achievable plan to complete the Elizabeth line. The remaining systems installation in the stations and tunnels will be completed this year. This will allow the new stations and rail infrastructure to be integrated with the rest of the railway. During 2020 we will undertake testing of the completed railway including an extensive period of trial running and trial operations to build absolute confidence in the safety and reliability of the whole system before opening to the public. Due to the complexity of the remaining work, Crossrail Ltd has identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021 for the start of Elizabeth line services through central London. As the programme to complete and test the railway progresses, Crossrail Ltd will be able to provide increasing certainty about when the Elizabeth line will open. The central section of the Elizabeth line will open between Paddington and Abbey Wood and link the West End, the City of London, Canary Wharf and southeast London with initially 12 trains per hour. It is expected that all stations on the route will open except for Bond Street which will not be ready to open until 2021. Once the central section opens, phased services will be introduced across the entire route, with full services across the Elizabeth line from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east, commencing as soon as possible.

Network Rail awards final west London station upgrade contracts for Crossrail project
Posted on Wednesday May 08, 2019

As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail today confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.

Crossrail Ltd outlines plan to complete the Elizabeth line
Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible date has been developed by the new Crossrail leadership team and agreed by the Crossrail Ltd Board.

New financing agreement confirmed for final stages of the Crossrail project
Posted on Monday December 10, 2018

The Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and Transport for London (TfL) have  confirmed a financing package with the Government to deliver the final stages of the Crossrail project and open the Elizabeth line to passengers as quickly as possible. Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it expected the Elizabeth line to open through central London in autumn 2019, rather than December 2018. It has now become clear that more work is required than had been envisaged to complete the infrastructure and then commence the extensive testing necessary to ensure the railway opens safely and reliably.

Mark Wild to join Crossrail Ltd
Posted on Friday November 02, 2018

ransport for London (TfL) and Crossrail Ltd have announced that Mark Wild will join Crossrail Ltd as Chief Executive from Monday 19 November. With the focus shortly moving to full-time testing, Mark Wild will lead the hugely complex project through its final phases, including trial running, trial operations and the opening of the central section.

Elizabeth line services through central London to start in 2019
Posted on Friday August 31, 2018

The Elizabeth line, which will redefine transport in London with quicker, easier and more accessible journeys, will open through central London in autumn 2019, Crossrail Limited announced today.

New images highlight critical role of UK suppliers in delivery of the Elizabeth line
Posted on Tuesday July 10, 2018

New images showing progress at Tottenham Court Road have been released, highlighting the critical role played by businesses across the UK in the delivery of the Elizabeth line. Tottenham Court Road station will be at the centre of London’s first new underground railway in a generation, which will run from Berkshire and Heathrow in the west to south east London and Essex in the east.

Cutting-edge maintenance trains to keep Elizabeth line running smoothly
Posted on Thursday June 28, 2018

New state-of-the-art maintenance trains that will be used on the Elizabeth line, to help keep it running for hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors, are being tested in Europe ahead of delivery to London later this year.

Crossrail Board appointments
Posted on Monday June 25, 2018

Crossrail Limited today provided an update on appointments to the Crossrail Board.

Installation of London's biggest permanent art exhibition begins
Posted on Friday June 01, 2018

The fabrication and installation of five of the bespoke works of art being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the capital’s newest railway in December 2018.

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