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Author Topic: Crossrail - The Elizabeth Line - ongoing discussion, merged topics  (Read 330837 times)
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« Reply #1230 on: June 26, 2019, 05:13:14 pm »

So - fingers crossed and touch wood - this looks like Elizabeth Line trains to take the bulk of the strain of Reading - Paddington services by the time the new timetable starts, releasing class the 379s left after the pool has been raided for Heathrow Express for the remainder of the electrified Thames Valley services.

Yes - though CRL's announcement is not actually that new; it was presented to the TfL board meeting a month ago. At the same meeting, the TfL Commissioner's report included:
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We are working with Crossrail Ltd, Network Rail and the Government to progress plans to take over services between Paddington main line station and Reading from the end of 2019.
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Dynamic testing of the trains in the tunnels has continued with intensive work to further increase the reliability of the train software and enable trains to operate across the three signalling systems. Trains have been operating at line speed (100 kph/62 mph) in the central section using the new automatic signalling system and close-headway multi-train testing.
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« Reply #1231 on: July 20, 2019, 09:19:58 am »

More cost and delay highlighted;

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/crossrail-delay-cost-rail-east-west-line-london-mps-a9012101.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/crossrail-bosses-accused-by-mps-over-letting-down-taxpayers-in-twoyear-delay-a4193941.html
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« Reply #1232 on: August 03, 2019, 08:12:40 pm »

Interesting programme on C5 now....."Crossrail- where did it all go wrong?"
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« Reply #1233 on: August 03, 2019, 09:42:47 pm »

Interesting programme on C5 now....."Crossrail- where did it all go wrong?"


It certainly was. Highlighted many issues to do with funding but also further uncertainty of who is to blame..
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« Reply #1234 on: August 04, 2019, 06:00:57 pm »

The lesson seems to be that the tunneling was easy, and we weren't ready for building the railway in that environment.
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