For information about remaining Crossrail construction works visit our Near You interactive map. For information about the Elizabeth line please visit the Transport for London website.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the process by which the proposed route or location of a project can be protected from conflicting development.

Safeguarding is the process by which the proposed route or location of a project can be protected from conflicting development.

The Crossrail Act provides for a railway terminating at Reading in the west and Abbey Wood in the southeast.

An additional extension from Abbey Wood to Gravesend and Hoo Junction has been safeguarded. However, there are no plans to extend the railway beyond the route currently identified.

The existence of a Safeguarding Direction will be declared by the local planning authority in response to searches of the ‘Local Land Charges’ register.

Property Searches (Conveyancing)

All Crossrail related property (conveyancing) searches are now carried out by Transport for London (TfL).

For further information or to request a property search please contact the Transport for London Railway searches team.


Utility Searches (Street Works)

All Crossrail related utility searches are now carried out by Transport for London (TfL).

For further information or to request a property search please contact the Transport for London Street Works team.

  • Email: lucedip@tfl.gov.uk
  • Website: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/urban-planning-and-construction/london-underground-and-rail-protection#on-this-page2
  • Address: London Underground Infrastructure Protection, Capital Programmes Directorate, Streetworks Section, 3rd Floor, Albany House, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD