Crossrail starts dress rehearsals ahead of 2022 opening

The launch of the Elizabeth line was led by the Crossrail board until Oct 2020, when governance was transferred to TfL.

The Crossrail chief government, Mark Wild, claimed the line was on observe to open in the 1st 50 % of 2022, even though an actual day has not still been set.

“This is an immensely sophisticated railway and we need to be in a position to exhibit the maximum concentrations of trustworthiness,” he claimed.

“Absolutely everyone is working hard to produce the Elizabeth line as quickly as almost probable and we continue being on observe to commence passenger companies in the 1st 50 % of 2022.”

Mr Khan place Crossrail two, a proposed north-south hyperlink beneath the money, on ice a 12 months back in return for a Westminster bailout for TfL.

The authority claimed the £33bn line would “still be wanted in the future” and was “completely ready to be restarted when the time is right”.

Crossrail two, which would hook up Broxbourne in Hertfordshire with Epsom in Surrey, had been considered a national precedence as recently as 5 decades back.