Crossrail - Latest news and reviews


Crossrail appearing on a postage stamp

If you've ever fancied licking one of Crossrail's tunnel boring machines, then the Royal Mail has a treat for you - with a Crossrail postage stamp.


Crossrail confirms TWO YEAR delay to opening date

It was due to open in December 2018, but Crossrail has now confirmed that they are unlikely to open until December 2020, and Bond Street station even later.


Damning report into Crossrail delays

A report into the problems at Crossrail has firmly blamed TfL's Commissioner, Mike Brown, accusing him of withholding information from the Mayor of London.


Satellite radar reveals Crossrail tunnels under London

Researchers at the University of Bath have been able to use a novel form of satellite monitoring to show where Crossrail tunnels run under central London.


Crossrail to launch Paddington to Reading service in December 2019

A letter sent to local politicians has confirmed that Crossrail plans to launch a rail service between Paddington and Reading in December this year.


Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets extra funding

Further funding has been provided by the government to investigate options for extending the future Elizabeth line out towards Ebbsfleet in Kent.


Construction starts on new theatre above Crossrail site

Construction of Soho's first major theatre building in over 50 years has started, next to the demolished Astoria on Tottenham Court Road.


Taking a look at the Elizabeth line’s new Old Oak Common depot

One of London's oldest train depots has recently become home to its newest fleet of trains -- for the Elizabeth line -- and I've been given a look around the huge site.


New documentary about Crossrail on BBC2 this week

A new two-part TV series about the construction of the Crossrail tunnels and their fit-out into an operational railway starts this week on BBC.


Crossrail artists takeover Selfridges shop windows

As part of a larger scale art programme, a number of Selfridges windows have been given over to artists working on the Crossrail project.


Crossrail might not open until 2020 and costs are up by £2 billion

A lot more money, a lot more time, and a lot more heated arguments have been released to get Crossrail working.


Today isn’t the day that the Elizabeth line opens

Today should have been the day that the Crossrail project triumphantly handed over to the Elizabeth line.


Crossrail secures additional loan to complete the railway

The government has agreed to provide a £350 million short term loan to Crossrail to help fund the final fit out of the delayed railway.


Crossrail confirms 9-MONTH delay to launch date

Crossrail has announced that it is to miss its December 2018 opening date, and will be pushing the launch of what will be the Elizabeth line back to sometime in autumn 2019.


Crossrail’s history of London – made from paper

Short and simple, this is a delightful way to show off the history of London, using paper origami.