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TfL Rail to operate services to Reading from 15 December

New service is the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line Pay as you go using contactless to be accepted between Paddington mainline and Reading from January 2020 Work to make stations more accessible to customers well underway with Iver, Langley and Taplow stations all to become step-free by March 2020

Network Rail awards Ilford and Romford station upgrade contract

The contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for the Crossrail project has been awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick. The contract worth almost £20m will deliver the vital upgrades at both Romford and Ilford stations including improved entrances and step free access to accommodate the higher numbers of passengers expected to use the new Elizabeth line services.

Update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line - August 2019

Crossrail project making good progress as plan to complete the railway is implemented - the central section of the Elizabeth line remains on schedule to open between October 2020 and March 2021 Many central section stations have reached an advanced state of completion with final fit-out and testing and commissioning work underway Crossrail is a hugely complex project and risks remain across the programme... Read more...

Crossrail Board appointments

Crossrail Ltd today provided an update on appointments to the Crossrail Board. Steve Livingstone has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 18 July 2019 Baroness Jo Valentine has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 1 October 2019 Sarah Atkins was appointed as a Transport for London nominated Non-Executive Director... Read more...

New financing agreement confirmed for final stages of the Crossrail project

The Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed a financing package with the Government to deliver the final stages of the Crossrail project and open the Elizabeth line to passengers as quickly as possible. Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it expected the Elizabeth line to open through central London in autumn 2019, rather than December 2018.... Read more...

Mark Wild to join Crossrail Ltd

ransport for London (TfL) and Crossrail Ltd have announced that Mark Wild will join Crossrail Ltd as Chief Executive from Monday 19 November. With the focus shortly moving to full-time testing, Mark Wild will lead the hugely complex project through its final phases, including trial running, trial operations and the opening of the central section.

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