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Crossrail (2)

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

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

What lessons have you learned about the ongoing delays to the Elizabeth Line and how will they be applied to the planning of Crossrail 2?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Crossrail 2 is a vital infrastructure project for the UK and Transport for London is committed to delivering it without the delays and cost overruns that have affected the Elizabeth Line.

The Crossrail 2 team meets regularly with colleagues in Crossrail as well as other major infrastructure projects to learn lessons from their experience. A series of ‘lessons learned’ workshops have allowed the team to discuss issues such as systems integration and handover of stations, as well as the causes of delays during design and construction. The team has been using this information to develop a Crossrail 2 construction schedule that ensures that time allowances reflect experience from Crossrail and other projects. The team is also testing its plans through independent studies and assurance reviews.

At the same time the team continues to review key reports from the National Audit Office and others on the delays to the Elizabeth line and is building any recommendations into its plans.