Crossrail faces further delays and will cost more than £18bn

TfL says aim is for the London rail link to open ‘as soon as
practically possible in 2021’

Crossrail will not open until 2021 and has incurred a further
cost overrun that will take the total price of the London rail link
to more than £18bn, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

The latest assessment for the opening of the central section has
ruled out late 2020 and the aim is for Crossrail to open “as soon
as practically possible in 2021”, the capital’s transport
authority said. TfL had previously said the Elizabeth line, as the
service will be called, was unlikely to start running before 2021
but had kept an opening in autumn 2020 in its plans.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Crossrail faces further delays and will cost more than £18bn