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.


The Secretary of State for Transport issued the Safeguarding Direction for Crossrail on 24 January 2008 (replacing previous directions issued in 1991, 2004 and 2005).

The Direction requires local planning authorities to consult with Crossrail Ltd regarding planning applications within the limits shown on the safeguarding plans before granting planning approval as they may conflict with the proposed route.

A document 'Information for Developers' is available. Please discuss this with the Safeguarding Team (contact details below).

The existence of the Safeguarding Direction will be declared by the local planning authority in response to searches of the local Land Charges register. If the search shows you are within a safeguarded zone, please contact the Safeguarding Team for further details.

The Crossrail Safeguarding Direction and associated plans are available to view or download below.