Crossrail, London’s new east to west railway service, may be delayed even further and could require a £2billion funding boost, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.
Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.
Rail bosses have admitted they don’t know how much delays to Crossrail will cost.
Newham Council has criticised Crossrail’s delay in opening its new line.
Crossrail, London’s new east to west train service, will miss its December 2018 opening date target, it has been announced today (Friday, August 31).
Crossrail is running £590 million over budget because of “cost pressures”, the rail minister has revealed.
The first trains have been on trial test runs through east London on Crossrail’s new Elizabeth line at speeds up to 60mph.
The first Crossrail train went along the Elizabeth line last night as engineers tested a section of the tracks, travelling from Abbey Wood to Connaught Tunnel.
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