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Crossrail - Articles and news items

Ilford station to undergo major transformation as part of Crossrail project

Rail industry news / 17 October 2016 /

Proposals for a new station building in Ilford, east London, have been unveiled as part of improvements being delivered for Crossrail.

First Elizabeth line journey marked as Crossrail reaches 75% complete

Rail industry news / 1 September 2016 /

The Mayor of London has marked 75 percent completion of Crossrail whilst on-board the first Elizabeth line station-to-station journey from Custom House to Canary Wharf.

Crossrail awards final major contract of project

Rail industry news / 22 August 2016 /

The last major contract of the Crossrail project has been announced indicating the end of one of the of the UK’s largest procurement programmes.

First Elizabeth line train runs on test track

Rail industry news / 8 August 2016 /

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled the first Elizabeth line train as it took the test track at Bombardier Transportation’s facility in Derby.

MTR Crossrail marks first year of TfL Rail operation

Rail industry news / 1 June 2016 /

MTR Crossrail has celebrated its first year operating TfL Rail which will form the eastern branch of the Elizabeth line from 2018.

Network Rail carries out £14.5m Crossrail package of work

Rail industry news / 4 May 2016 /

Network Rail has delivered a £14.5m Crossrail works programme over the May Bank holiday weekend delivering important upgrades in preparation for Elizabeth line.

Crossrail awards rail milling train contract to Linsinger

Rail industry news / 28 April 2016 /

Crossrail Ltd. has awarded a contract for a rail milling train to Linsinger in an agreement worth an estimated £12 million.

Budget 2016: Chancellor commits to Crossrail 2 and HS3

Rail industry news / 16 March 2016 /

In his Budget 2016, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed an investment of £300m for transport projects including a commitment to Crossrail 2 and High Speed 3.

Crossrail to be named the Elizabeth line

Rail industry news / 23 February 2016 /

Mayor of London Boris Johnson MP has announced Crossrail will be named Elizabeth line in honour of Her Majesty the Queen when operation begins in 2018.

Motivated and determined to deliver Crossrail

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

How is construction progressing on Crossrail – Europe’s biggest infrastructure project? Chris Enoch, Crossrail Railway Systems Project Manager gives European Railway Review an update on works and what’s next for the ambitious £14.8 billion rail project to build a new east-west railway across London and the South East…

New design for Crossrail trains revealed

Rail industry news / 20 November 2015 /

London’s Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have revealed designs for the new Bombardier Aventra Crossrail trains due to enter service in May 2017. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP and TfL have unveiled designs for the new fully accessible Crossrail trains which are expected to 200 million customers a year. When fully open in 2019, […]

Transport Secretary views progress on Crossrail construction

Rail industry news / 4 November 2015 /

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has visited southeast London to view progress made on the construction of Crossrail at three stations.


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