Crossrail has announced that it expects to be able to open the Elizabeth line during the Summer of 2021 -- earlier than the "autumn" opening date suggested earlier this week.
The Crossrail project is likely to be delayed by as much as three-years from its original opening date, Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown has confirmed.
Of all the Crossrail stations, few have as many superlatives as Liverpool Street - the deepest, the widest platforms, the longest, the one that links two tube stations, the one that was part built before Crossrail was even authorised.
A new plaque has been unveiled outside Crossrail's Woolwich station featuring a so-called Dead Man's Penny, given to the next of kin of those killed during WW1.
Crossrail's recently announced additional delays to the opening of the Elizabeth line is expected to see TfL's projected income fall by between £500 million and £750 million over the next four years.
Crossrail has advised TfL that there are some projected delays in the opening of the Elizabeth line and it is likely that additional funding would be required, and that the opening date is being pushed back.
Barely noticed by most train passengers passing through Paddington, a huge new Crossrail station is being built next to Brunel's mainline station.
In a meeting with Transport for London earlier today, Crossrail confirmed that it remains on track to open the Elizabeth line within the October 2020 to March 2021 window previously identified, but warned that there is still uncertainty about the opening date.
Of all the Crossrail stations, the most controversial has to be Bond Street - as it's so behind schedule that it might not open when the Elizabeth line's own delayed opening takes place.
Crossrail has released what it says will be regular progress reports on how its getting towards a launch date for the Elizabeth line services.
One of the more complex stations being built by Crossrail is at Whitechapel where they not only had to build a new station above existing running railways but also tunnel underneath them as well.
Deep underground a box has been built inside a box with special protections against vibrations from Crossrail and Northern line tunnels.
Although the opening of the line has been delayed to whenever, and the costs are uncertain, works are still going on inside the Crossrail stations.
A report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the final bill for the already over-budget Crossrail project cannot be foreseen.
It's often nostalgic to look back at places that have been torn asunder by major construction sites and think, goodness, it really did look like that.