A look into Crossrail 2 Project - the next big infrastructure project linking Hertfordshire and Surrey through London, catering to the city's growth.
Following criticism because of lengthy delays, Crossrail Ltd has published its plans to get back on track with the Elizabeth line in London.
Crossrail has published a new plan that will see 120 key milestones being tracked, with a scheduled opening of October 2020–March 2021.
Crossrail Ltd says the central section of the Elizabeth line now will not open in 2020. The previous window suggested Oct 2020–Mar 2021.
The last major Crossrail contract has been awarded to Alstom, Costain and TSO, bringing to an end the biggest procurement programmes the UK has ever seen.
Crossrail Ltd has handed over the governance of the Crossrail project (Elizabeth Line) to Transport for London (TfL) prior to trial running.
The central section of Crossrail – the Elizabeth line – will now not open until 2022, Crossrail Ltd has said in its most recent update.
The Crossrail route will service a total of 40 stations, 10 of which will be wholly new. In Crossrail’s May update, works completed include:
Lord Adonis is proposed as Crossrail 2 Chair by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, UK Chancellor George Osborne and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
Tottenham Court Road station has reached a major milestone: works are sufficiently progressed for final commissioning activities to begin.
Crossrail's January update sees the completion of important station works; in addition work has progressed well on the tracks and with the rolling stock.