Crossrail Finished by March 2021 but Without Bond Street

Crossrail will finally be completed two years behind schedule, transport bosses have confirmed.

The BBC reported that the completion between next October and March 2021 will not include the opening of Bond Street, one of 10 new stations along the new Elizabeth Line.

London mayor Sadiq Khan described the new timetable as “realistic and deliverable”.

The new £17.6bn railway across London was due to open last December.

“Many risks and uncertainties remain in the development and testing of the train and signalling systems”, Crossrail Ltd said in a statement, having identified a new “six-month delivery window” for the project.

 

 

It said Bond Street’s opening had been delayed “because of design and delivery challenges” and would be unveiled “at the earliest opportunity”.

Mr Khan said the new Crossrail leadership team had worked hard to “establish a realistic and deliverable schedule for the opening of the project, which TfL and the Department for Transport will now review.”

Three emergency cash injections have seen the cost of the project rise from £14.8bn to £17.6bn.

 

 

External Sources

BBC News: Crossrail to be Finished Without Bond Street ‘by March 2021’