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Are These Two Good News Articles From Crossrail?

This press release from Crossrail is entitled Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line Station Enters Final Commissioning Phase.

These are the first three paragraphs.

The Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth line station has reached an important milestone with construction works sufficiently finished for final commissioning activities to start, Crossrail has confirmed.

The station has reached the T-12 landmark, this means the station is now considered to be 12 weeks away from being ready for handover to Transport for London (TfL), who will operate the Elizabeth line.

Work at the station will now primarily focus on the extensive testing and commissioning of systems ahead of the Elizabeth line opening. The railway is still on track to open in the first half of 2022.

This video from Crossrail explains what needs to be done before Trial Running can start.

This article on New Civil Engineer is entitled Crossrail | All But One Central London Station Is ‘Ready For Use’.

These are the first two paragraphs.

All but one of Crossrail’s central London stations has been signed off as “ready for use”, Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild revealed in his latest update to the London Assembly.

Paddington is the only station yet to have its assets assured and certified as ready to enter trial running.

It looks like Crossrail is finally getting there.

Bond Street Station

In both articles there is no mention of Bond Street station, which in many reports has been described as running behind the other stations.

So when the New Civil Engineer article said that only one station wasn’t ready for use, I assumed it was Bond Street, rather than Paddington, as noted in the article.

So has progress at Bond Street station improved? If it has that that would appear to be more good news.

In Your First Crossrail Service May Arrive In Time For Christmas, I was speculating, when I said.

Bond Street station certainly seems to have caught up with the others and there is no longer any suggestion it could open a year later.

Perhaps, I was right.

Conclusion

The news certainly isn’t bad!

February 20, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. News today that Paddington Elizabeth Line Station has reached T12 stage . See-

    https://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/paddington-elizabeth-line-station-enters-final-commissioning-phase

    Including a video fly through of station.

    This raises the question as to whether Bakerloo Line link will open soon or have to wait until Elizabeth Line opens ?

    Comment by Melvyn | February 22, 2021 | Reply

  2. I’ve thought the same myself.

    I wonder, if there’s a Health and Safety or insurance problem, if a section of tunnel opens before the whole line.

    There are also some tunnels at Moorgate that look complete, but haven’t been opened,

    TfL seem to have lost their “Can-Do” attitude since Hendy left!

    Comment by AnonW | February 22, 2021 | Reply


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