Crossrail Elizabeth Line news

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    Rail Business UK

    Trial operation begins on London’s Crossrail

    2021-11-23T11:59:00Z

    UK: Trial operations have finally begun on the central section of London’s Crossrail project, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood in ‘the first half of 2022’. Trial running started on November 20, and will include more than 150 operating ...

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    Crossrail International aims to grow as government-owned rail advisory practice

    2021-06-18T04:00:00Z

    UK: Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Keith Wallace as Chairman of Crossrail International, a Department for Transport body that provides organisations across the world with strategic advice on developing and delivering complex rail schemes. He succeeds Sir Terry ...

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    Trial running starts on London’s Elizabeth Line

    2021-05-12T11:53:00Z

    UK: Trial running in the Crossrail tunnels under central London began on May 10, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services which is now planned for the first half of 2022.

  • An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury.
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    Government agrees £825m loan to support Crossrail

    2020-12-01T12:42:00Z

    UK: An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury. Project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it would require ...

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    Crossrail governance transferred to Transport for London

    2020-10-01T11:34:00Z

    UK: Responsibility for governance of the Crossrail programme formally transferred from the independent Crossrail board to Transport for London with effect from October 1, as the project to build an east–west commuter line across London transitions from the current construction phase to operations and maintenance. ...

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    Holness to return to MTR Elizabeth Line

    2020-09-30T12:47:00Z

    UK: TfL Rail and future Crossrail train operating concessionaire MTR Elizabeth Line has appointed Nigel Holness as its next Managing Director, with effect from early 2021. He will replace current Managing Director Steve Murphy, who is to become CEO of MTR UK from October 1 following the ...

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    Crossrail to Ebbsfleet study commissioned

    2020-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins and Jacobs have been appointed as lead consultants to study options for improving transport in the corridor between Abbey Wood in southeast London and Ebbsfleet in north Kent. The 15-month study aims to identify options and understand how these could support housing and jobs growth ...

  • The central section of the Elizabeth Line crossing London between Paddington and Abbey Wood could now be ready to open in the first half of 2022, project promoter Crossrail Ltd said on August 21.
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    Latest estimate says London’s Elizabeth Line could open in the first half of 2022

    2020-08-21T11:39:00Z

    UK: The central section of the Elizabeth Line crossing London between Paddington and Abbey Wood could now be ready to open in the first half of 2022, project promoter Crossrail Ltd said on August 21. This follows the announcement in July that the central section would not ...

  • Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Crossrail work suspended

    2020-03-24T15:55:00Z

    UK: Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation said it was working with its Tier 1 contractors to safely close down sites at the earliest opportunity. The announcement came amid widespread ...

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    Elizabeth Line through central London now expected to open in summer 2021

    2020-01-10T17:13:00Z

    UK: The London Paddington to Abbey Wood central section of the Elizabeth Line is now expected to open in ‘summer 2021’. The full service from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east is now expected to commence by mid-2022, ...

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    Further delay to Elizabeth Line opening

    2019-11-08T10:18:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line project promoter Crossrail Ltd has announced further delays and cost increases to the project. Earlier this year Crossrail Ltd announced that it had identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021. Its updated forecast is that the tunnels under central London ...

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    Ilford and Romford station enhancement contract

    2019-10-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick a £20m contract to complete the upgrading of Ilford and Romford stations in east London for the Crossrail project. Ilford station will gain a ‘new, spacious and bright’ building by the end of 2020 to replace the existing entrance on Cranbrook ...

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    TfL confirms details of Reading services

    2019-09-27T14:06:00Z

    UK: Details of the transfer of London Paddington – Reading stopping services from Great Western Railway to TfL Rail from the December 15 timetable change have been confirmed by Transport for London. The services are to be operated under the TfL Rail brand, which will be replaced ...

  • Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.
    Metro Report International

    Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

    2019-04-26T09:14:36Z

    UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April 25. The opening was originally planned for December 2018, but in August ...

  • Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of Crossrail are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee.
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    Crossrail Ltd culture criticised in London Assembly report

    2019-04-23T15:06:21Z

    UK: Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of the Crossrail line through London are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee on April 23, along with recommendations intended to ensure that other large infrastructure schemes can be completed successfully. The project to ...

  • Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.
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    Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

    2019-03-22T09:57:04Z

    UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail Leasing consortium of Equitix Investment Management Ltd, NatWest and SMBC Leasing. TfL said the ...

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    Long-life screwbolts developed for Crossrail

    2019-02-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: The bespoke corrosion-resistant PLUS bolt was developed by screwbolt specialist Excalibur to meet the demanding requirements of the Crossrail project in London. Crossrail Ltd requires anchors used in the tunnel lining to demonstrate a 120-year design life instead of the standard 50-year span of a standard fixing. The twin-helix ...

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    Metro Report International

    Crossrail opening likely to be delayed further

    2018-12-10T14:23:01Z

    UK: Transport for London confirmed on December 10 that the Crossrail tunnels under central London are unlikely to open in autumn 2019, and that a new financing package had been agreed to meet the additional costs incurred through the delay. The tunnels that will form the central part of ...

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    Government confirms £350m loan for Crossrail

    2018-10-29T14:28:01Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is to provide £350m of short-term repayable financing to the Mayor of London for the year 2018/19 to cover additional work required for the Crossrail project, Rail Minister Jo Johnson announced on October 26. The funding is intended as an interim measure as discussions ...

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    Crossrail opening delayed

    2018-08-31T09:21:08Z

    UK: The opening of the Crossrail tunnels under London has been delayed from December 2018 until ‘autumn 2019’, project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced on August 31. The Paddington – Abbey Wood section of the future Elizabeth Line will open later than scheduled because the contractors need more time to ...