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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.

New design for Crossrail trains revealed

20 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

London’s Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have revealed designs for the new Bombardier Aventra Crossrail trains due to enter service in May 2017. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP and TfL have unveiled designs for the new fully accessible Crossrail trains which are expected to 200 million customers a year.…

Public consultation for the new Crossrail 2 is launched

28 October 2015 | By Kate Douetil

A public consultation has been launched as the next step forward in the development of the new Crossrail 2, which could bring huge economic benefits across the UK. To help relieve the increasing pressure on London’s transport network, Crossrail 2 would serve central London through an underground tunnelled section, between…

Crossrail welcomes 465 metre long concreting train

14 August 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Crossrail have announced the arrival of a 465 metre long concreting train to enable tracks to be laid in the next project phase.

Last remaining Crossrail tunnelling machine dismantled

12 August 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Victoria, the last remaining Crossrail tunnel-boring machine, is currently being dismantled following completion of the 26 miles tunnelling project.

Crossrail completes 26-mile tunnelling phase

4 June 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Crossrail is celebrating completion of the 26-mile tunnelling process to build a new railway across London.