A report calling for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) to be extended from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet (C2E) has been presented to the Thames Estuary Growth Commission.
A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project.
A new railway station opened at the weekend, far from the hustle and bustle associated with Crossrail, and yet I suspect has the potential to become the most interesting station on the entire Elizabeth line.
In just a few weeks time, an entirely new station building is due to open at Abbey Wood, ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth line next year.
Sitting not far from central London can be found the ruins of a large Abbey, which if it were almost anywhere else would be a major tourist attraction.
Abbey Wood's new station is beginning to take shape with the timber structure of the distinctive roof now complete.
In a couple of years time, the name of a small station in the depths of South-East London will become suddenly very familiar to millions of Londoners as its name is repeatedly read out as the final destination -- for Crossrail.
Network Rail has begun work to build the new station at Abbey Wood as part of the Crossrail programme.