Search

Crossrail operator confirmed as Hong Kong company MTR

16:09 30 July 2014

The new Crossrail trains will be rolled out in 2017. Picture: TfL

The new Crossrail trains will be rolled out in 2017. Picture: TfL

Archant

Transport operator MTR has signed a contract to run trains through Newham from next year.

The Hong Kong-based company, which also help to operate London Overground, have agreed a £1.4 billion contract to operate Crossrail services for eight years.

They will take over the Liverpool Street to Shenfield service, currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, on May 31, 2015.

Managing director of London Underground and London Rail, Mike Brown, said: “The appointment of MTR brings Crossrail services another step forward.

“They will be operating London’s newest rail line which will help cut journey times, make it easier for people travelling across the city and create jobs and support growth and regeneration along the route.

“We will be looking to MTR to operate reliable and efficient Crossrail train services from day one.”

MTR is expected to provide jobs and apprenticeships for around 1,100 people from communities along the Crossrail route, which runs from Shenfield and Abbey Wood through to Reading and Heathrow.

Although it is taking over the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line next year, MTR will continue to use the current trains until 2017.

Read more:

Preparation work on Crossrail’s Connaught Tunnel completed

George Osborne unveils Crossrail Thames Tunnel in North Woolwich

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

35 minutes ago
The Upton Community Centre in Claude Road is closed until further notice

Upton Community Centre users have been left out in the cold after the popular venue was closed with immediate effect on Friday.

Police in Islington are under investigation following a fatal crash

Reports of anti-social behaviour have dropped by more than 4,000 cases year-on-year, as Newham Police vowed to do even more to address crimes facing the borough.

Newham Police
Raimundas Matulevicius was ordered to serve an extra three months behind bars for wasting the court's time

The head of a Lithuanian crime gang who challenged his conviction has been ordered to serve extra time behind bars for his “totally unmeritorious” appeal.

Yesterday, 12:00
Newham Partnership Working  staff with their gifts for the Toy Appeal

Staff at Newham Partnership Working have rallied together in support of the borough’s underprivileged youngsters.

London

Most read news

From the Earth’s elliptical orbit to the scheduling of Christmas, the winter solstice is as scientifically complex as it is culturally significant.

The introduction of the Genomic Medicine Centres is seen a a genetic revolution in the NHS, but why?

Ahhh… When did the 1990s become the “good old days”?

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition