Crossrail work to continue after £825m government loan

December 1, 2020

Work to complete Crossrail will continue after a last-minute £825m loan to London from the government kept the delayed rail line from a “disastrous” mothballing. Transport for London said the new financing would allow work to carry on “at pace” to open the new railway in 2022 – but the political row simmered on between […]

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Crossrail delayed again until 2022 and another £450m over budget

August 21, 2020

Crossrail, the mass-transit train line through London, has been further delayed until 2022 and gone another £450m over budget. Transport for London said that the temporary pause in construction and ensuing slowdown because of Covid-19 distancing requirements had only partially contributed to the latest delays, which mean the Elizabeth line will open more than three […]

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Crossrail opening delayed again due to coronavirus

July 23, 2020

First section of Elizabeth line will not open as planned in summer 2021, board says Construction workers at the Liverpool Street Crossrail station in February. The line was originally expected to open in December 2018. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images The heavily delayed Crossrail will not open as planned in summer 2021 because of delays caused […]

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