The Anonymous Widower

Crossrail is Over Budget And Very Late – But The End Is Nearly In Sight

The title of this post is a quote from this article on the BBC, which is entitled Elizabeth line: The Ambient Detailing Behind Crossrail’s New Stations.

There have been little signs appearing in the last few days.

  • In Is The Paddington Bakerloo Line Link Opening Soon?, it looked like the new tunnel, that will form the Bakerloo Line Link to Crossrail could be opening soon.
  • In The Covers Are Off At Tottenham Court Road Station, it looked like the builders were finishing off Tottenham Court Road station.
  • I go through Moorgate station about six times a week.This morning, as I normally do, I took the rat-up-the-drainpipe route to the surface, that I described in Up From The Depths At Moorgate Station. The escalators have been reversed and there were a lot of staff around.
  • I’ve also seen guys and gals walking around with clipboards.

This all indicates to me that D-Day is not far-off, when passengers will be allowed to set foot on Crossrail’s platforms and trains.

April 13, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,


  1. Of course Crossrail will be a fantastic addition to londons transport infrastructure but its inexcusable how those that were suppose to deliver this (not Wilde) and provide oversight services (Jacobs) have benefitted from the failure to deliver it on time and on budget. The other thing that needs sorting out is why it has been made so complicated that it has taken years to achieve system integration and testing. The Victoria Line was state of the art Crossrail isn’t its established technologies yet ive not seen anyone really explain nor challenge why its taken so long. Too many people are just too accepting these days.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | April 13, 2022 | Reply

  2. I’m sure someone’s writing the book as we speak.

    Comment by JohnC | April 14, 2022 | Reply

  3. Here’s my fourpennyworth.

    Comment by AnonW | April 14, 2022 | Reply

  4. I think it will open in exactly one month from now.

    Comment by Wolfgang Maresch | April 15, 2022 | Reply

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