Crossrail Update

Less than five months before the Elizabeth Line was due to open in December 2018, we were informed the opening was off. The new opening date was ‘autumn 2019’, implying a delay of about a year. Six months on and that opening projection too is history. Forget 2019, Crossrail Ltd Chief Executive Mark Wild told the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in March: ‘There is no opportunity to open this railway in 2019 because of the compression of the critical path and the stations’.

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