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Elizabeth line confirms it will cap fares at Oyster card rates

Not the biggest surprise in the world, but it has been officially stated that the new Elizabeth line will be part of the London travel card zone system.


Crossrail art exhibition opens in Whitechapel

Each of the main stations for the future Elizabeth line will have their own monumental art installations, and a display has opened showing some of them off to the public.


Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project

Two artists have been commissioned to install new sculptures outside the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will create her first permanent UK installation at Broadgate, while the British artist Conrad Shawcross will create a bronze


Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

The rail connection between the national rail network and the Crossrail tunnels has been successfully completed, linking east to west through Central London for the first time.


Another Crossrail station tour announced

There's a chance to visit the next in the series of tours that Crossrail are running of their stations over the next few months.


Disused tram tunnel restored by Crossrail

A disused tram tunnel that was commandeered for the Crossrail project is due to be handed back to Camden Council following a restoration to its original condition.


How Crossrail was affected by the curvature of the earth

Crossrail's tunnels under London are long, so long that when they were being planned, they were affected by something you might not expect -- the curvature of the earth.


Take a sneak peek at Canary Wharf’s new Elizabeth line station

It’s come a long way since it was raw concrete and sand, and today was a chance for the public to go in and see what their new Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in a few months time.


Watch the first live test of an Elizabeth line train in the Crossrail tunnels

Sunday night saw a first, as an Elizabeth line train entered the Crossrail tunnels under its own electric power for the first time.


Behind the hoardings tours of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station

Tickets have been released for the last chance to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.


Crossrail building site to become site for 1,500 new homes

A plot of land in East London that's currently a Crossrail building site has been earmarked as a site for 1,500 new homes.


Elizabeth line property developments quadruple predicted levels

One of the expectations of any major transport upgrade is that the value of homes and offices nearby will rise -- but the rise in value caused by the Elizabeth line has surprised researchers.


One final chance to go on a Crossrail building site tour

The tours will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings, see the new stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.


Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail has completed the base infrastructure works at Soho Place, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road station


How Crossrail’s legacy could end up in rural Oxfordshire

A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project.