Crossrail - Articles and news items

More trains for the Thames Valley area thanks to the electrification of railway

Rail industry news / 28 March 2017 /

Network Rail’s successful electrification of 12 miles of railway to the west of London between Stockley Junction and Maidenhead as part of the Crossrail project means more trains will soon be able to be used.

Britain’s rail companies plan to run more trains, to more places, more often

Rail industry news / 20 March 2017 /

Britain’s rail companies have unveiled plans to run over 6,400 more passenger trains every week by 2021, running to more places more often, creating new opportunities and supporting jobs.

Building London’s new east-to-west railway sustainably

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 /

Crossrail’s Sustainability Strategy, published shortly after construction began in 2009, cemented the project’s aspiration to be much more than a railway. As a publicly-funded infrastructure project – the largest in Europe – Crossrail had the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the UK’s sustainability objectives by promoting sustainable transport choices and a sustainable pattern of growth in London and the South East. For European Railway Review, Rob Paris, Head of Sustainability and Consents at Crossrail provides further details on the project’s sustainability vision and achievements so far.

Ilford station to receive major overhaul as part of Crossrail programme

Rail industry news / 18 January 2017 /

Ilford station will undergo a major overhaul as part of the Crossrail programme following the station design go-ahead by Redbridge Council.

Vital Crossrail work delivered over Christmas period

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

A £45m programme of work was completed over the Christmas period for the Crossrail project on existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

Track and new stations continue to take shape on Crossrail

Issue 6 2016 / 23 November 2016 /

It’s a really exciting time on the Crossrail project. The focus has changed from building incredible structures to designing, installing and commissioning a series of end-to-end railway systems. With the overall programme now more than 75% complete, Chris Binns, Crossrail’s Chief Engineer, explains in this article that fit-out at stations is well underway and the logistics of installing massive volumes of equipment in underground tunnels and rooms provides new and different challenges.

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.