Thursday 27 February 2020

London, England: Crossrail Project: Delivering the Elizabeth line

From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, the Elizabeth line will change the way people travel around the capital.

Crossrail is a 73-mile new railway line under development in the United Kingdom. Crossing London from west to east, at each end of its central core the line will divide into two branches: in the west to Reading or stations at Heathrow Airport, and in the east to Abbey Wood or Shenfield.

Operator: TfL Rail
Stations: 41

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    Take a look at a weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news.

    See London Underground news.

    It seems that a so-called new tube map has been unveiled, featuring two brand new Northern line stations, opening on Monday 20 September. - Londonist

    A long-running signalling upgrade on the London Underground is starting to show results as the latest timetables show faster journeys on some trips. - ianVisits

    Falls on Tube escalators rise as Londoners fear catching Covid if they hold onto hand rails. - Standard

    Elizabeth line / Crossrail

    Watch a sped-up journey of an Elizabeth line train as it travels from Abbey Wood to Westbourne Park sidings. Crossrail

    Hayes & Harlington station in west London has opened a new larger ticket office and added step-free access to the platforms as part of the Elizabeth line preparations. - ianVisits

    Mainline / Overground

    Network Rail scraps plans to close Angerstein Wharf foot crossing. - Charlton Champion

    Trains were delayed around Balham station after a lorry has struck a railway bridge. - Local Guardian

    RMT stages Waterloo protest over South Western changes. - RailNews

    Greater Anglia is reintroducing a full timetable on some services and adding additional trains on others from Monday. - BBC News

    The train derailment at Lee yesterday is causing major delays and disruption for a second day in a row after the rescue team encountered ‘serious problems.’ - Local London