Crossrail: Why the Elizabeth Line will change more than London

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It’s not the UK’s biggest civil engineering project. It’s not even the biggest project undermining London’s storied streets, but it will make the biggest impression on the UK’s economic landscape, without even scratching the surface. This is Crossrail – in line to be the UK’s newest railway – and it is every bit a British icon: late, disputed and some 3 billion pounds (3,57 billion euros) over budget.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

1 comment op “Crossrail: Why the Elizabeth Line will change more than London”

Bob Previdi|02.05.22|02:53

It is too bad NYC and New Jersey can’t learn from Crossrail, Thameslink, and the Paris RER systems which provide more drop-off points in the center of town as well as greater regional access. Instead, plans to add 8 new tracks to Penn Station will drop more people where they don’t want to be and add more congestion to the subway. Previous NJ Transit studies show that 35% of their riders want access to Grand Central. So why not connect them you ask? Well, the agencies don’t have that goal.

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