Crossrail opening delayed by a year


£15bn project won't open until next autumn at the earliest

The opening of the £15bn Crossrail scheme has been delayed by nearly a year, it was annouced today.

The central section of the route, which will be known as the Elizabeth line, had been due to open this December but Crossrail has confirmed that date has been pushed back to “autumn 2019".

In a tweet, former transport secretary Andrew Adonis called the news a "catastrophe" and accused the government and current transport Chris Grayling of trying to bury bad news.


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