WILL CROSSRAIL FINISH ON TIME?

Crossrail Update

Bird’s eye view: the eastern booking hall for Farringdon Crossrail station under construction in January 2017. At bottom right is the east end of Smithfield market, at top left Barbican station on the Circle Line.

Can they do it? At more than 82% complete, the full delivery of Crossrail, aka the Elizabeth Line, would seem pretty much guaranteed. But what about that most elusive of achievements among major rail projects – that of delivery on time and on budget? If Crossrail leaders can make that come to pass, the programme’s place in engineering history will be assured.

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