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Crossrail releases railway progress update

Crossrail has released what it says will be regular progress reports on how its getting towards a launch date for the Elizabeth line services.


See inside Crossrail’s Whitechapel station

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.


New photos show the current state of Crossrail stations

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.


Vintage London Underground clocks to be added to Chadwell Heath station

Tapping into some unspent local developer funding, a local group has managed to get two vintage London Underground clocks for their railway station.


Final Crossrail costs are “unknown” warns report

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.


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.