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Past and present photos of Crossrail construction sites

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.


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.


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.


TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains

TfL has signed a sale and lease-back deal to sell its fleet of Elizabeth line trains for nearly £1 billion to a consortium comprising Equitix Investment Management, NatWest and SMBC Leasing.


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.


Four more London railway stations get step-free access

New lifts have come into action at four stations in East London served by TfL Rail, as part of the upgrades ahead of the Elizabeth line's delayed launch.


5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station

Over a number of days last November, Europe's largest load test was carried out on a series of concrete piles that were installed around Moorgate tube station.


Elizabeth line roundel spotting

The opening date of the Elizabeth line may have been pushed back to "whenever", but signs to the new tube line are popping up across the network.


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.


First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

The design for what will be one of the UK's largest railway hubs has been shown off for public comment.


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.