TfL boss targets Elizabeth Line Christmas opening

London’s transport commissioner wants the new Elizabeth Line Crossrail service open by Christmas. The Evening Standard reports Andy Byford is “spending his days focused on the twin challenges of getting the long-delayed, over-budget line open slightly ahead of the latest estimate, while encouraging passengers back onto the Tube and buses”. The report adds that official […]

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 […]

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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