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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New services are the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line
New service is the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line in 2021 From 2 January 2020 customers can use contactless between London Paddington and Reading
Crossrail Ltd has updated the Crossrail Board on progress to complete the Elizabeth line.3 Transport for London has issued the following announcement to the London Stock Exchange: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/40CT/14300478.html
New service is the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line Pay as you go using contactless to be accepted between Paddington mainline and Reading from January 2020 Work to make stations more accessible to customers well underway with Iver, Langley and Taplow stations all to become step-free by March 2020
The contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for the Crossrail project has been awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick. The contract worth almost £20m will deliver the vital upgrades at both Romford and Ilford stations including improved entrances and step free access to accommodate the higher numbers of passengers expected to use the new Elizabeth line services.
Crossrail project making good progress as plan to complete the railway is implemented - the central section of the Elizabeth line remains on schedule to open between October 2020 and March 2021 Many central section stations have reached an advanced state of completion with final fit-out and testing and commissioning work underway Crossrail is a hugely complex project and risks remain across the programme... Read more...
Crossrail Ltd today provided an update on appointments to the Crossrail Board. Steve Livingstone has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 18 July 2019 Baroness Jo Valentine has been appointed to the Crossrail Board as independent Non-Executive Director from 1 October 2019 Sarah Atkins was appointed as a Transport for London nominated Non-Executive Director... Read more...
As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail today confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.
A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible date has been developed by the new Crossrail leadership team and agreed by the Crossrail Ltd Board.