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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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« 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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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 12:27:13 pm »

So much has changed since then!

'Inevitable' impact on Crossrail project from coronavirus, say London mayor

How many of the infrastructure projects announced in the Budget will go ahead - and how will they be funded?
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 03:19:01 pm »

So much has changed since then!

'Inevitable' impact on Crossrail project from coronavirus, say London mayor

How many of the infrastructure projects announced in the Budget will go ahead - and how will they be funded?

and further ... from myLondon

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The construction of Crossrail has been temporarily suspended in response to the government announcing a lockdown.

The project, which began in 2009, is a 73-mile new railway line stretching from Shenfield in Essex to Reading, Berkshire.

The decision to suspend the building of the line is due to the risk workers face catching and/or passing on the deadly illness, Covid-19.

On Monday evening (March 23), Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement that citizens' movements will be severely restricted over the next three weeks due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Despite Johnson not specifically mentioning construction workers, a debate has been raging since the lockdown announcement on whether construction workers should be staying at home.

Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor has prioritised making the London Underground available for key workers at hospitals and in social services.

Mike Brown, London's Transport Commissioner, said: "The Government and the Mayor have given clear instructions to stay safe and to stop travelling in all cases other than critical workers making absolutely essential journeys.

"In line with this, TfL and Crossrail will be bringing all project sites to a temporary Safe Stop unless they need to continue for operational safety reasons.
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