Crossrail Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to reduce the cost to the public purse of delays in the construction of Crossrail.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

Crossrail Limited, the organisation responsible for delivering the project and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transport for London, are working to establish a robust delivery schedule and gain certainty regarding the final cost of the project.

As announced in December, the Department is providing a loan of £1.3bn to the Greater London Authority and an additional loan facility of up to £750m to Transport for London to finance the remaining costs of the project. It is expected the project will be completed within the revised funding envelope of £17.6bn.

With the financial package now in place, Crossrail Limited can focus on finishing construction and moving ahead with the testing ready for the introduction of passenger services as soon as possible.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.