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Crossrail Project Update
Posted on Monday June 17, 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 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.


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.


Footage of train testing under London and new construction images highlight Elizabeth line progress
Posted on Thursday May 24, 2018

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the tunnels under London has been released, along with new construction progress images. The footage and images highlight the huge amount of work taking place beneath the streets of London in preparation for the opening of the Elizabeth line in December.


New environmentally-friendly Elizabeth line maintenance depot enters service in west London
Posted on Thursday May 10, 2018

Transport for London (TfL) has begun operations at a new, purpose-built train depot at Old Oak Common in a major delivery milestone for London’s new railway, the Elizabeth line. The depot will house and maintain up to 42 of the Elizabeth line’s 70 new trains at a time.


New images highlight latest progress as construction of Elizabeth line enters final stages
Posted on Wednesday March 21, 2018

New images released by Crossrail Limited highlight construction progress across the route to deliver London’s newest railway, the Elizabeth line.


Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross to create major public artworks for London’s Elizabeth line
Posted on Tuesday March 13, 2018

Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross have been unveiled as the final two artists selected to create major new works of public art for the Crossrail Art Programme.


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