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News and information about Crossrail events and exhibitions

Crossrail is a 24 hours, 7 days a week operation, and our workers are hard at work constructing a new railway for London. Crossrail holds and takes part in events relating to a variety of topics throughout the year. You can find out about all current and planned Crossrail events on this page.

Click on the links below to find out about our current and planned events:


Crossrail Events - Last Chance behind the hoardings_carousel

Crossrail will be opening its doors for a final time in 2018. The events will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings, see the new landmark stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.

The events will be self-guided open days at the future Elizabeth line stations in central London, held between February and June 2018.

Tickets will be limited to two per person and will offer you free, dated and timed entry to one of Crossrail’s station sites. 

Crossrail’s Events Subscribers will get an early booking opportunity in advance of the public release of tickets. Terms and conditions will apply.

Join our events mailing list

Join us for a final time in advance of the launch of the Elizabeth line in December 2018. These events are part of the Year of Engineering, a year long campaign which celebrates the world of engineering and looks to inspire the next generation.


Crossrail Art Programme exhibition hero

Spectacular new public art commissions by British and international artists will be unveiled across London from December 2018.

The Crossrail Art Programme is working with artists to create public art in and around the new central London Elizabeth line stations. This unprecedented project will significantly enrich the presence of contemporary art in the capital’s public realm.

In the first overview of the Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes are displayed in the gallery’s project and archive spaces. The exhibition reveals the artists’ ideas and the complex process for turning artistic proposals into deliverable public art.

The new public art for the Elizabeth line is being commissioned by the Crossrail Art Foundation which has raised funds from corporate sponsors, with match funding from the City of London Corporation.

The Design Line - stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway

Now open at London Transport Museum

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in a new exhibition at London Transport Museum.

  • See miniature models of new stations and a sample of the new public artwork for Paddington station  
  • Experience the journey from street to platform at some of the future stations in a new short film
  • Build Custom House station
  • Try out the new bench prototype
  • Touch real architectural samples used to build the stations

Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. It is delivering 42kms of new tunnels, 10 new stations and improvements at many more and a series of exciting public art installations. This new exhibition tells the story of its design.

Exhibition now open at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

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New book - Platform for Design

Platform for Design, a new book by architecture critic and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman, is now available to coincide with the launch of ‘the design line’ exhibition.

With over 150 visualisations and photographs, the book explores the design of the railway’s new and upgraded stations, the new public spaces, the trains and the artworks being delivered by Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project.

Purchase your copy from the London Transport Museum shop in Covent Garden and online at:

London Crossrail fossil finds on display at Natural History Museum

Now on display at the Natural History Museum

London Crossrail fossil finds on display at Natural History Museum

Archaeologists working on Crossrail have donated a piece of 55-million-year-old amber and a woolly mammoth jawbone fragment unearthed in London to the Natural History Museum.

Two of them are now on display in the Museum's Lasting Impressions gallery.

Found at Crossrail's Canary Wharf site, they are part of a vast and diverse set of specimens that have been dug up during the railway's construction.

Moving Ahead, October 2017

Moving Ahead, October 2017

Our project update is issued four times a year to keep you informed about progress on the Crossrail project.

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