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After the announcement in August 2020 that Crossrail Ltd would require funding beyond the original agreed funding envelope, a new £85 million package has been agreed upon.
Nigel Holness brings with him over 30 years’ rail industry experience and has worked at Board and senior executive level in a range of roles including Interim Managing Director for London Underground and Programme Director and Deputy Managing Director at MTR Crossrail (now MTR Elizabeth Line).
Previously scheduled to open in 2021, the introduction of the central section of the Crossrail Elizabeth line into passenger service has been delayed.
Steve Murphy – Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth line – has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MTR UK, a newly created entity that will replace MTR Europe.
David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA) explains that building new infrastructure, along with several other measures, can help rail networks prepare for the effects of climate change.
In its latest update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line, Crossrail Ltd has confirmed that it plans to open the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood in summer 2021.
Michèle Dix, Managing Director of Crossrail 2, writes that with new and exciting rail projects in Britain at key stages of planning or delivery, rail has the ability to play a central role in the economy and society of the future – as long as there is a focus on…
Mark Wild, Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd has said the Elizabeth line will now not be fully open before 2021, explaining that further time is needed to complete software development for the signalling and train systems and the safety approvals process.
For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Amanda White, former Head of Rail at Transport for Greater Manchester and now an independent rail advisor, discusses how she is fascinated with the complex technical, operational and human factors that keep rail services running - or what she likes to call, 'the…
Crossrail Limited, the company building London’s new Elizabeth line, has released a video showing the construction progress of the line’s Woolwich station.
Global Railway Review’s Editor, Craig Waters, speaks to L.B Foster’s CTO, Dr Mark Aston, about what the future of rail looks like and how L.B Foster plans to be a part of the exciting times ahead.
The report suggests that there are separate, smaller projects which could deliver some of Crossrail 2's objectives at better value for money.
Network Rail has confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.
The London Assembly has responded to findings that a fixation on December 2018 for completion and a mismanagement of the Crossrail project are what has lead to delay after delay in the launch of HS2.