Crossrail delayed yet further to Autumn 2021

TfL have this morning revealed that Crossrail has been delayed yet further until autumn 2021. The previous hope was early 2021 though this is hardly a surprise given recent progress.

The delay is mainly due to signalling issues. Most stations are now complete or almost ready.

Woolwich station

In Abbey Wood, trains have been sat at platforms for around two years now with testing ongoing.

The delay will further hurt TfL’s already severely strained finances after a £700 million annual cut from central Government, and add to overcrowding in places such as North Greenwich tube station and on the Woolwich Arsenal DLR branch which were supposed to be alleviated by the new line.


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8 thoughts on “Crossrail delayed yet further to Autumn 2021

  • And it will no doubt be delayed beyond that .
    Khan out.

  • Crosstalk 🙂

    It seems we’ll be lucky if Crossrail will be running by the end of 2021

  • You forgot to add “at least” at the at the end of the headline.

  • CrossRail should be a warning to those determined to press on regardless with HS2, but when have any lessons ever been learnt.

    @ndog: seems you are hard of reading since the problems are attributed to ‘signalling issues’.

  • It is built by HongKong’s MTR , same problem with its new routes in HK, great scandals in building quality, also great delay for years from now on.

  • @dog This type of person cannot make decisions. How is Khan responsible. Needless to say, I’m disappointed that at least a transit between Abbey wood and Canary Wharf would operate. That would help cut my journey on placement from 40 mins to 11-15 mins!

  • @ndog is incapable of making informed decisions. Khan may be responsible for a lot of things going on in London – but this isn’t one of them.

    I just wish that a transit could be completed between Abbey wood and Canary Wharf before Summer 2021, in time for my placement. That would reduce my journey time from 45 mins each way to 15 mins each way.


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