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Crossrail (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Keith Prince Keith Prince Conservative

My constituents in Havering and Redbridge remain concerned about the ongoing delays to Crossrail – can you provide them with reassurance that there will be no further delays to this vital infrastructure project?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Crossrail Ltd is delivering one of the world’s most complex railways which must be delivered to the highest safety and quality standards.

I share the frustration of Londoners that the Elizabeth line is not yet open. But good progress is being made with the physical works. Tunnel and track works are now finished and most stations are nearing completion.

In January the Crossrail Board announced that the central section of the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey Wood will open in summer 2021. Following their latest Board meeting in February 2020, they confirmed that the project still remains on schedule.

As Mayor of London, I will continue to scrutinise and challenge the Crossrail executive to ensure that this transformational transport project is delivered as soon as possible for Londoners.