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The funding framework for Crossrail was put in place in October 2007 when the Prime Minister announced that Crossrail’s cost will be met by Government, the Mayor of London and London businesses. A funding envelope of £15.9 billion was agreed to deliver the Crossrail scheme in its entirety.

Following the Comprehensive Spending Review in October 2010, a revised funding envelope of £14.8 billion was agreed. In 2018, the funding envelope was increased to £17.6 billion.

The key elements of the funding package are show in the below:


Crossrail Funding


Additional funding has been required by both Crossrail Limited and Network Rail to complete this vital project.

Both the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) remain committed to the successful delivery of the project and have agreed an overall funding envelope of £17.6 billion for delivery of the project.

Over 60% of the project’s funding has been provided by Londoners and London businesses.