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Crossrail awards final major contract of project

22 August 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

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

8 August 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

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

Network Rail carries out £14.5m Crossrail package of work

4 May 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Network Rail has delivered a £14.5m Crossrail works programme over the May Bank holiday weekend delivering important upgrades in preparation for Elizabeth line.

Budget 2016: Chancellor commits to Crossrail 2 and HS3

16 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

In his Budget 2016, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed an investment of £300m for transport projects including a commitment to Crossrail 2 and High Speed 3.

Crossrail to be named the Elizabeth line

23 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

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.