Crossrail Construction programme

The main civil engineering construction works for Crossrail are planned to complete in 2017. Fit-out of stations and testing will continue afterwards. It is expected that Crossrail services will commence on the central section by late 2018 followed by a phased introduction of services along the rest of the Crossrail route over several months.

As detailed design and development of the Crossrail scheme progresses there will be increasing certainty over the exact times that main construction works will start and finish at each location.  The information below gives the currently assumed timings for construction works at key locations.

At some locations, enabling works, such as the diversion of utilities like gas mains, and demolition of existing buildings, will need to take place before main works.  The sites may also be required after main works to support the fit-out of stations and tunnels.

This information will be updated as more detail is developed.

Stations

The following table of station start and completion dates reflects the start of construction (main civil contract works) and when enabling works begin.

Where there are separate sites for each station, such as where two ticket halls are being constructed, these are listed below.

Location

Enabling Works Started

Construction Started

Main Civil works complete

Canary Wharf

Dec 2008

May 2009

Third Quarter 2017

Tottenham Court Road

Tube station and Crossrail eastern ticket hall at Charing Cross Road

Jan 2009

(Started by London Underground)

Janurary 2010

(Started by London Underground)

Fourth Quarter 2016

Crossrail western ticket hall at Dean Street

Nov 2009

August 2011

First  Quarter 2017

Farringdon

Thameslink and Crossrail western ticket hall at Cowcross Street

July 2009

July 2011

First Quarter 2018

Crossrail eastern ticket hall at Barbican

March 2010

April 2011

First Quarter 2018

Paddington

New Hammersmith & City and Circle Line station (London Underground works)

February 2009

August 2010

First Quarter 2013

Crossrail station at Eastbourne Terrace

May 2010

February 2012

Second Quarter 2018

Whitechapel

April 2010

February 2011

Third Quarter 2018

Woolwich

April 2011

January  2012

Third Quarter 2018

Bond Street

Crossrail western ticket hall at Davies Street

April 2010

August 2011

Third Quarter 2015

Tube station

August 2010

December 2010

2016

Crossrail eastern ticket hall at Hanover Square

April 2010

Second Quarter 2013

Second Quarter 2015

Liverpool Street

Crossrail and Tube integrated ticket hall on Moorgate

June 2010

August 2011

Fourth Quarter 2017

Crossrail eastern ticket hall at Liverpool Street station

May 2010

August 2011

Fourth Quarter 2017

Finsbury Circus temporary shaft

March 2010

May 2011

Fourth Quarter 2017

Custom House

January 2013

January 2013

Fourth Quarter 2015

*correct as at April 2011

Tunnel Portals and Shafts

The following table of start and completion dates for the tunnel portals and shafts reflects the start of construction (main civil contract works) and when enabling works begin.

Location

Enabling Works Started

Construction Started

Works Complete

Westbourne Park / Royal Oak Portal

February 2010

May 2010

2014

Pudding Mill Lane Portal

July 2009

April 2010

2015

Victoria Dock Portal

July 2010

January 2013

2016

Plumstead Portal

October 2010

January 2011

2016

North Woolwich Portal

August 2010

January  2012

2015

Fisher Street shaft and crossovers

September 2009

April 2011

2015

Stepney Green shaft

April 2010

December 2010

2016

Mile End shaft

October 2012

October 2012

2016

Eleanor Street shaft

April 2012

September 2012

2016

Limmo Peninsula shaft

May 2010

December 2010

2016

*correct as at April 2011

Tunnelling Works

The current and 3 month prediction of the progress of the tunnel boring machines can be tracked on our Near You mapping tool.

The completion dates shown in the following table refer to the completion of the individual tunnel drives. Fit out will take place beyond these dates.

Location of Tunnel Drive

TBM Launch

Tunnel Drive Complete

Royal Oak to Farringdon (Drive X)

May 2012

January 2014

Limmo to Farringdon (Drive Y)

November 2012

Second Quarter 2015

Plumstead to North Woolwich (Drive H)

January 2013

May 2014

Pudding Mill Lane to Stepney Green (Drive Z)

Fourth Quarter 2013

June 2014

Limmo to Victoria Dock (Drive G)

Second Quarter 2014

Fourth Quarter 2014

*correct as at March 2014

On Network Works

Network Rail is a key partner in Crossrail and is making a multi-billion pound investment in the existing rail network to deliver the project. 

Detailed information about Network Rail's works are published in the surface section pages.

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40 Active Worksites

Crossrail currently has over 40 active worksites throughout London and the south east