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« on: November 08, 2019, 12:32:11 pm »

I'm sure I'll be merging this topic later on with previous "Crossrail delay" threads ... but noting that I'm the first to post here ... perhaps a delay is not news any more.  A major project on time WOULD be.

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The opening of London's Crossrail project will be delayed until 2021 as Europe's biggest infrastructure scheme is set to go another 650m over budget.

The route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, was originally due to open in December 2018.

Crossrail Ltd chief executive Mark Wild said services would be delayed to allow time for more testing.

Wonder if they will make 2021  Shocked  Undecided  Embarrassed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50345344
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 05:51:44 pm »

I'm sure I'll be merging this topic later on with previous "Crossrail delay" threads ... but noting that I'm the first to post here ... perhaps a delay is not news any more.  A major project on time WOULD be.

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The opening of London's Crossrail project will be delayed until 2021 as Europe's biggest infrastructure scheme is set to go another 650m over budget.

The route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, was originally due to open in December 2018.

Crossrail Ltd chief executive Mark Wild said services would be delayed to allow time for more testing.

Wonder if they will make 2021  Shocked  Undecided  Embarrassed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50345344

Pennies compared to HS2, but hey it's a rail scheme so we have come to expect massive delays and overspends.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 07:45:54 am »

Someone has c*cked up a press release ... at 00:06 this morning, on the news feeds an old article from 31st August 2018.   Oops!

http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/elizabeth-line-services-through-central-london-to-start-in-2019

Welcome to 2020, a whole decade prepared for new bloopers!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 08:54:37 am »

Credit where credit is due Grahame.

They did remember to update the year on the copyright date at the foot of the page
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Happy New Year all!
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 12:16:58 pm »

Crossrail have been quoted in the media today as saying it will finish on time and on budget. It isn't April 1st is it? (Sorry should be the season of goodwill)
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