Crossrail Project Update Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT
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. This provides Londoners with a realistic and achievable plan to complete the Elizabeth line.
The high-level plan to complete the railway has progressed into a logically linked and detailed Delivery Control Schedule. Around 120 key milestones have now been identified and are being tracked.
Fit-out of the tunnels is almost complete with minor works remaining. By the end of the year, final fit-out and testing and commissioning is due to be completed at many stations. This will allow the new stations and rail infrastructure to be integrated with the rest of the railway. During 2020 we will undertake testing of the completed railway including an extensive period of trial running and trial operations to build absolute confidence in the safety and reliability of the whole system before opening to the public.
Due to the complexity of the remaining work, Crossrail Ltd has identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021 for the start of Elizabeth line services through central London.
As the programme to complete and test the railway progresses, Crossrail Ltd will be able to provide increasing certainty about when the Elizabeth line will open.
Crossrail Board appointments Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:45:00 GMT
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 from 16 April 2019
Network Rail awards final west London station upgrade contracts for Crossrail project Wed, 08 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT
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.
Crossrail Ltd outlines plan to complete the Elizabeth line Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMT
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.
New financing agreement confirmed for final stages of the Crossrail project Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed a financing package with the Government to deliver the final stages of the Crossrail project and open the Elizabeth line to passengers as quickly as possible.
Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it expected the Elizabeth line to open through central London in autumn 2019, rather than December 2018. It has now become clear that more work is required than had been envisaged to complete the infrastructure and then commence the extensive testing necessary to ensure the railway opens safely and reliably.