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Construction works complete at Farringdon Elizabeth line station

The Farringdon Elizabeth line station has reached an important milestone with the completion of construction activity, Crossrail has confirmed. Farringdon is the first of the central London stations to reach the T-12 landmark. This means the station is substantially complete and it is now considered to be 12 weeks away from being ready for handover to Transport for London(TfL), who will operate the... Read more...

Financing agreement confirmed for Crossrail project

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the Department for Transport (DfT) and HM Treasury have confirmed an agreed funding and financing package for the final phase of the Crossrail project. This means work on the railway can continue at pace.

Governance of the Crossrail programme transfers to TfL

Delivery of the Elizabeth line is now in its complex final stages with a comprehensive plan to complete the railway focused on the remaining construction and systems integration, followed by intensive operational testing. Crossrail Ltd is working to complete the remaining infrastructure so it can fully test the railway and successfully transition the project as an operational railway to Transport for... Read more...

Update following Crossrail Board – August 2020

Everyone on Crossrail and across the supply chain is working tirelessly to deliver the Elizabeth line for London as soon as possible Delivery of the Elizabeth line is now in its complex final stages with a comprehensive plan to complete the railway focused on completing the remaining construction and systems integration followed by intensive operational testing From the start of intensive testing it... Read more...

Step-free access now available at four western TfL Rail stations

Customers using Hanwell, Iver, Langley and Taplow TfL Rail stations now benefit from step-free access from street to platform for the first time, alongside other station improvements. These upgrades have been part of a wider programme of accessibility improvements across the TfL Rail network in preparation for the Elizabeth line, which will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of... Read more...

2019 a year of significant progress but more to do in 2020

2019 has seen significant progress towards completion of the Elizabeth line but there is still much work to do Journey towards the critical Trial Running phase of trains in tunnels is well underway with the infrastructure largely complete Challenges remain around software development, safety testing and systems integration but good progress continues to be made

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