Update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line
Posted on Friday November 08, 2019
Crossrail Ltd has updated the Crossrail Board on progress to complete the Elizabeth line.3 Transport for London has issued the following announcement to the London Stock Exchange: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/40CT/14300478.html
Crossrail Project Update
Posted on Monday November 18, 2019
A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible has been developed by the new Crossrail leadership team. This provides Londoners with a realistic and achievable plan to complete the Elizabeth line. The high-level plan to complete the railway has progressed into a logically linked and detailed Delivery Control Schedule. This is the most difficult and challenging phase of the programme with significant integration and testing to complete. The two critical paths for the project remain software development for the signalling and train systems, and the complex assurance and handover process for the railway; both involve safety certification for the Elizabeth line. These must be done to the highest quality standards to ensure reliability of the railway from day one of passenger service. Crossrail Ltd will need further time to complete software development for the signalling and train systems and the safety approvals process for the railway. The Trial Running phase will begin at the earliest opportunity in 2020, this will be followed by testing of the operational railway to ensure it is safe and reliable. Our latest assessment is that the opening of the central section will not occur in 2020, which was the first part of our previously declared opening window. The Elizabeth line will open as soon as practically possible in 2021. We will provide Londoners with further certainty about when the Elizabeth line will open early in 2020.
TfL Rail to operate services to Reading from 15 December
Posted on Thursday September 26, 2019
New service is the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line Pay as you go using contactless to be accepted between Paddington mainline and Reading from January 2020 Work to make stations more accessible to customers well underway with Iver, Langley and Taplow stations all to become step-free by March 2020
Network Rail awards Ilford and Romford station upgrade contract
Posted on Monday September 23, 2019
The contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for the Crossrail project has been awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick. The contract worth almost £20m will deliver the vital upgrades at both Romford and Ilford stations including improved entrances and step free access to accommodate the higher numbers of passengers expected to use the new Elizabeth line services.
Update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line
Posted on Monday August 19, 2019
Crossrail project making good progress as plan to complete the railway is implemented - the central section of the Elizabeth line remains on schedule to open between October 2020 and March 2021 Many central section stations have reached an advanced state of completion with final fit-out and testing and commissioning work underway Crossrail is a hugely complex project and risks remain across the programme with significant integration and testing to complete Key focus for 2020 will be testing the operational railway to ensure it is safe and reliable for passengers
Crossrail Board appointments
Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019
Crossrail Ltd today provided an update on appointments to the Crossrail Board. Steve Livingstone has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 18 July 2019 Baroness Jo Valentine has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 1 October 2019 Sarah Atkins was appointed as a Transport for London nominated Non-Executive Director from 16 April 2019
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.