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Douglas Oakervee - Articles and news items

Making the cross from approval to reality

Issue 6 2008, Past issues / 3 December 2008 /

Cross London Rail Links’ proposals for the Crossrail project are well and truly on track. Douglas Oakervee, Executive Chairman of CLRL, reflects on the exciting developments over the past year and the challenging work ahead.

An exciting proposal for London’s regeneration

Issue 4 2007, Past issues / 30 July 2007 /

Cross London Rail Links’ proposals for a major new railway for London and the south of the UK, with benefits for the whole of the country, continue to move steadily through the parliamentary process towards construction. Proposed in 1999 as part of a central London rail study (following a prior abortive attempt at legislating for a similar scheme in the early 1990s), work began in 2001 to design a new network which will link Maidenhead and Heathrow airport to the west of London, with the counties of Essex and Kent in the east through new tunnels running under central London. The project represents one of the largest transport engineering initiatives in the UK’s recent history.