Elizabeth Line

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that new Elizabeth Line trains were due to run between Liverpool Street and Shenfield before the end of May and this was delayed to June, and given that Transport for London confirmed this delay to City AM on Tuesday 30th May, why does your answer to question 2017/2255 claim that "the Crossrail programme is on time"?


Answer for Elizabeth Line

Answer for Elizabeth Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Crossrail programme is 85 per cent complete. The new tunnels and stations through central London and Docklands are on schedule to open as planned in December 2018 as the Elizabeth line.

The first new train went into service on Thursday 22 June and it has been operating regularly since, with positive feedback from TfL Rail passengers. There was a short delay from the intended introduction in late May because the first trains have been undergoing thorough testing, assurance and regulatory approvals before entering passenger service. This will not affect the scheduled opening of the Elizabeth line.