Crossrail have released aerial imagery showing the progress being made at a number of the railway stations that will be on the Elizabeth line when it opens.
Transport for London has recommended the construction of two Overground station at Old Oak Common after 83% of 1898 respondents supported the option.
We recommend that two London Overground stations should be built at Old Oak Common, after the public consultation on proposals to build a new London Overground link in the area received strong public support.
Richard de Cani, our Managing Director of Planning, said: ‘This public consultation has demonstrated there is strong public support for new local rail links at Old Oak to allow London Overground services to support the planned High Speed 2 and Crossrail stations due to open in 2026.
‘The creation of two new stations would also significantly improve transport links in this area, helping support local growth by enabling 55,000 new jobs and 24,000 new homes to be created.’
The next stage of work will include the consideration of funding options as part of wider development plans for Old Oak Common. Further public consultation on the scheme is expected to take place next year.
The Crossrail Machine “Elizabeth” has arrived into London Liverpool Street Station Box from the east and has just 750m of tunnel to drive before arriving into Farringdon. Once Victoria arrives into Farringdon, the Crossrail Tunnels will all be completed.
Council leaders at Gravesend and Dartford Councils have welcomed the review of the transport connections to Ebbsfleet by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the National Infrastructure Plan.
Access to Ebbsfleet – the government will undertake a review of transport provision for the Ebbsfleet
area, including Crossrail, High Speed 1, Southern and Southeastern rail services
Following the announcement that all Crossrail stations within London will ne step free, the government has announced that it will provide £14m to make the final three railway stations on the Crossrail network step free.
The government’s investment at Langley, Taplow and Iver stations will make it easier for passengers to access Crossrail trains when they start running from these stations in 2019.
Passenger train services could be restored to a freight line in west London as part of plans by Hounslow Council to regenerate corridor down the A4. Trains would run from a station serving the Golden Mile to Southall, where it would connect with train services on Crossrail.
The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have today confirmed funding to install step free access at Seven Kings, Maryland, Manor Park and Hanwell stations ahead of Crossrail fully opening in 2019 – meaning all Crossrail stations within London will be step free.
Crossrail will dramatically improve accessibility provision along the route and bring step free access to the heart of the West End. Step free access was already committed for 33 of the 40 stations on the route.
The new funding will mean 37 are step free, including every Crossrail station in London. All stations will be staffed whenever trains are running, providing for customers the ‘turn-up and-go’ assistance service already in operation across the London Underground and London Overground networks.
Detailed design and planning work will now get underway, with the cost of improvements to the four stations expected to be around £19m – provided though efficiencies and some reallocation of the operating budget. TfL will continue to work with the DfT to secure funding for step free access at the remaining three Crossrail stations; Taplow, Langley and Iver.
Hannah David, Conservative parliamentay candidate for Harrow West, last week met the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP to discuss the proposed extension of Crossrail through Harrow.
Visitors will be able to tour Canary Wharf, Farringdon and Moorgate Sites as part of Open House London weekend on 20th and 21st September. Registration will open on 1st September.
A feasibility study has been undertaken into extending Crossrail to Watford.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:
We are investing record amounts to build a world-class railway, so it is vital we seize every opportunity to make the most of these once in a generation schemes. That is why I have asked HS2 Limited to work closely with the Crossrail sponsors to look at extending Crossrail services to key destinations in Hertfordshire. Not only would this be a huge boost to passengers and the local economy, it would also provide flexibility when building HS2 into Euston, making sure we create a lasting legacy for the station.
The third episode of The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway aired on Wednesday evening.
3. Platforms and Plague Pits
This episode follows engineers building London’s brand new underground railway, Crossrail, as they race to build ten new train stations across London.
A team battles to put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It’s so big, they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2,500 pieces. As engineers carve out the underground caverns that will become the new stations, they hit on some gruesome discoveries of London’s past.
The second episode of The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway aired on Wednesday night
Click here for a link to the programme.
Linda Miller, an engineer more at home building space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, battles to rebuild a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in London’s east end. Meanwhile a British tunneling dynasty – the Bermingham family – follow in the footsteps of the original father-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel to build a brand new tunnel under the river Thames
The BBC will air a three-part documentary taking the public behind the scenes of Europe’s largest infrastructure project as it constructs a new rail line through the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities.
BBC 2’s Fifteen Billion Pound Railway airs on 16 July at 9pm and follows the construction of the new train tunnels and stations under London.
A 120m Flyover has been launched across the Great Western Main Line west of London to assist with connecting Crossrail to Heathrow. The new Stockley flyover will allow Crossrail trains to join the GWML without crossing other lines.
Bexley Council Teresa O’Neill has called for Crossrail to be extended to Bexley. The South Eastern branch is due to terminate at Abbey Wood.