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Crossrail 2 recognised by business as top of London’s list for next major infrastructure project

Rail industry news / 15 January 2015 /

Transport for London has appointed four major consulting groups who will help develop more detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital…

New report sets out funding and financing options for Crossrail 2

Rail industry news / 28 November 2014 /

An independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published has set out funding and financing options for Crossrail 2, the high frequency, high capacity rail line that could link south west and north east London to provide additional transport capacity for the capital…

Mayor awards over £28 million to transform areas around Crossrail stations

Rail industry news / 19 November 2014 /

The Mayor has awarded over £28 million to outer London boroughs in order for them to transform the public spaces around Crossrail stations…

Chancellor unveils Crossrail’s new tunnels under the Thames

Rail industry news / 16 June 2014 /

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, unveiled London’s newest tunnel under the River Thames….

Crossrail tunnelling marathon three quarters complete following Whitechapel breakthrough

Rail industry news / 4 April 2014 /

Crossrail’s train tunnels are three quarters complete following the breakthrough of Victoria, one of the project’s huge boring machines, into Whitechapel station…

Contract signed for Bombardier to deliver Crossrail rolling stock and depot contract

Rail industry news / 19 February 2014 /

Transport for London confirmed that, following the completion of a 10 day standstill period, it has now signed a contract with Bombardier for the delivery of rolling stock and a new depot for Crossrail…

£1 billion Crossrail rolling stock and depot contract to be awarded to Bombardier

Rail industry news / 6 February 2014 /

The intention to award a contract to deliver rolling stock and a new depot for Crossrail with a capital value of around £1 billion to Bombardier has been announced by Transport for London and The Department for Transport…

Prime Minister and Mayor of London visit Crossrail as project reaches halfway point

Rail industry news / 16 January 2014 /

Prime Minister David Cameron, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Crossrail Minister Stephen Hammond viewed progress at Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road site…

New EIB £500m loan to Transport for London provides further support to Crossrail

Rail industry news / 13 December 2013 /

The facility will be used for financing a fleet of new high-capacity air-conditioned trains…

Crossrail reveals first completed train tunnel

Rail industry news / 19 November 2013 /

Crossrail has unveiled its first completed train tunnel 18 months after tunnelling machine, Phyllis, started her 6.8 kilometre journey…

Green light for Crossrail station at Woolwich

Rail industry news / 25 July 2013 /

TfL and DfT, sponsors of Crossrail, have confirmed that Crossrail services will call at Woolwich…

TfL to take over key commuter rail routes out of Liverpool Street Station

Rail industry news / 2 July 2013 /

“We are pleased that the Department for Transport has agreed to devolve rail services to TfL…”