Crossrail - Articles and news items

How might the future of British transport change post-election?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  17 May 2017  •  Justin Fox

With all the uproar following the Brexit referendum nearly a year ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s divorce from the EU was the only political issue of any significance at the moment. Whilst it is undeniably the most important – given that the knock-on effects will be felt for decades to come – we can’t afford not to properly scrutinise the other policies of those seeking to represent us. For your interest and convenience, Justin Fox explains what the three main political parties in the country are proposing with relation to public transport.

Crossrail prepares to install platform screen doors at Elizabeth line stations

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Crossrail will begin fitting out full height platform screen doors at central stations on the new Elizabeth line this month. View the video of trail installations at a test facility in Wolverton…

Supporting staff mental health at Crossrail

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  10 October 2016  •  Christina Butterworth, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Strategy Lead at Crossrail & MHFA England

Here, Christina Butterworth, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Strategy Lead at Crossrail, tells us why mental health will be a vital part of the Crossrail legacy.

First Elizabeth line train runs on test track

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

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

Crossrail unveils new images of Elizabeth line stations

Industry news  •  11 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Crossrail has unveiled new images showcasing Elizabeth line stations in central and southeast London which will open in 2018.

Budget 2016: Chancellor commits £80m for Crossrail 2

Industry news  •  16 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In his Budget 2016, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed an investment of £300m for transport projects including a commitment to London’s Crossrail 2 project.

Crossrail to be named the Elizabeth line

Industry news  •  23 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

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.

Paddington Tube station improvement works to boost capacity in readiness for Crossrail

Industry news  •  19 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Planned improvement works at Paddington Tube station will begin in April 2016, boosting capacity at the station in preparation for the arrival of Crossrail.

European Investment Bank agrees £480m backing for Northern Line extension

Industry news  •  30 January 2015  •  European Investment Bank

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, will provide £480 million for the extension of the Northern Line to Battersea…

TfL confirm winning contractor for the Bakerloo line link

Industry news  •  7 January 2015  •  Transport for London

London Underground has announced its intention to award the contract to design and build the Paddington link tunnel, which will link the new Crossrail station and the Bakerloo line platforms, to Costain Skanska Joint Venture…

TfL names Keolis Amey Docklands as Docklands Light Railway operator until 2021

Industry news  •  4 July 2014  •  Transport for London

Transport for London has named Keolis Amey Docklands as the new franchisee of the Docklands Light Railway to operate and maintain the network until April 2021, with an option for this to be extended until 2023…

Bond Street Tube station to transform access to London’s West End

Industry news  •  4 April 2014  •  Transport for London

Vital construction work is stepping up this spring at Bond Street Tube station to transform access to London’s West End…

TfL Business Plan sets out how every penny raised is reinvested in improving services and modernising transport network

Industry news  •  4 December 2013  •  Transport for London

TfL has set out its priorities up to 2020/21…

Crossrail awards Paddington New Yard contract

Industry news  •  14 October 2013  •  Crossrail

The contract includes the construction of a new 180m long elevated bus deck which will connect to Westbourne Park Bus Garage…

TfL and Crossrail unveil new images of Tottenham Court Road station as major new transport hub takes shape

Industry news, News  •  30 July 2013  •  TfL

“Upgrades such as this to our transport network are vital…”

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