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News and information about Crossrail Events

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 events:

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

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:

2-29 September: Platform for design: stations art and public space on the Elizabeth line

This exhibition takes a look at the integrated design of stations, art and public space that will become part of the Elizabeth line.

Drawing on a collection of archive material, new station visualisations, models and artefacts from the project, the exhibition showcases the design of the largest engineering project of its time.

This exhibition is hosted by New London Architecture.  The NLA galleries at The Building Centre are open free of charge, six days a week: 

  • Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Free event! Crossrail: Unlocking opportunities in Outer London

Crossrail is transforming London’s town centres from Havering to Hillingdon supporting an estimated total of 57,000 homes and 3.25 million square metres of commercial space. With the first Elizabeth line service running in December 2018, we look at the impact of Crossrail on outer London areas and how it is set to serve these communities.

New London Architecture will bring together a multidisciplinary panel of experts to discuss the impact of Crossrail on outer suburban areas of London. How are stations being integrated into the urban fabric of these places? And what lessons have been learned that can be applied to future large-scale infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail 2?
This event coincides with the major exhibition in the NLA galleries: Platform for design, which looks at the integrated design of stations, art and public space that will become part of the Elizabeth line.

Friday 23 September 2016
08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)
NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Visit the event listing page to register for tickets.

17 & 18 September: CROSSRAIL & OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2016

Crossrail will be opening its doors to the public as part of Open House Weekend. Londoners will have the opportunity to see behind the hoardings of Europe’s largest infrastructure project at seven of its worksites.

Since last year’s Open House the Crossrail project has progressed from tunnelling to fitting out the railway including installation of the permanent architectural finishing. The new railway will open as the Elizabeth line in 2018.

Visit our Open House London 2016 page where full details about the Crossrail tours will be published at 1 pm, Thursday 1 September 2016.

Moving Ahead, July 2016

Moving Ahead, July 2016

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

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