TfL may not afford to finish Crossrail

The long-overdue Crossrail line in London may never be finished because of a lack of funding. That’s the revelation from Transport for London’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Kilonback who told the organisation’s Board that only £825 million of a promised £1.1 billion of the final tranche of Crossrail funding had been received but the latest […]

Crossrail employing 140 drivers – more than a year before it opens

It’s emerged that 140 train drivers are receiving salaries of more than £60,000 per year to drive trains on London’s new Crossrail line, despite it not opening for another year. Financial paper City AM says the drivers’ union ASLEF has confirmed that they’re getting £62,533 a year, with a two per cent pay rise due […]

Government commits to millions more for Crossrail

The Government’s going to pay another £825 million towards the completion of the over-running Crossrail project in London. Reuters reports that the grant will address the shortfall in Crossrail’s funding. This money is on top of the £2.15 billion it paid in 2018. Crossrail, known as the Elizabeth Line, will run east-west from Shenfield and […]


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