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Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body

Before it's even finished, Crossrail could be in line for its third extension, this time out to Ebbsfleet in Kent.


Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.


See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.


Local students design posters for Elizabeth line trains

If you've traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters -- created by local students.


New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.


See the latest photos from Crossrail/Elizabeth line stations and tunnels

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the Crossrail tunnels under London has been released, along with new photos of the construction progress.


Elizabeth line’s new train depot opens for business

A new train depot for the Elizabeth line has been commissioned, ahead of it being needed for the partial take-over of services into Heathrow later this month.


More support for Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet

A report calling for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) to be extended from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet (C2E) has been presented to the Thames Estuary Growth Commission.


The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

Crossrail's final public exhibition before it transforms into a public railway has opened at the Transport Museum, showing off some of the engineering behind the tunnelling project.


Public open day at Crossrail’s Custom House station

Sitting next to the DLR and the huge Excel exhibition centre, when it opens, Custom House will be the only above ground station in Crossrail's central section.


16 new photos show off Crossrail stations and tunnels

New images released by Crossrail have shown off construction progress across the route converting the construction sites into the Elizabeth line.


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.