Crossrail starts dress rehearsals ahead of 2022 opening

The launch of the Elizabeth line was led by the Crossrail board until finally Oct 2020, when governance was transferred to TfL.

The Crossrail main government, Mark Wild, claimed the line was on keep track of to open up in the initial fifty percent of 2022, though an specific day has not nonetheless been established.

“This is an immensely elaborate railway and we have to be in a position to reveal the best ranges of reliability,” he reported.

“Everyone is performing challenging to provide the Elizabeth line as soon as practically achievable and we stay on track to start passenger expert services in the very first fifty percent of 2022.”

Mr Khan put Crossrail 2, a proposed north-south website link beneath the funds, on ice a calendar year back in return for a Westminster bailout for TfL.

The authority stated the £33bn line would “still be necessary in the future” and was “completely ready to be restarted when the time is right”.

Crossrail 2, which would hook up Broxbourne in Hertfordshire with Epsom in Surrey, experienced been considered a nationwide priority as just lately as 5 yrs in the past.