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One year to go until beginning of Elizabeth line services that will transform travel across London Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
The start of Elizabeth line services, which will transform transport in London with quicker, easier and more accessible journeys, is now just a year away. To mark the countdown, Transport for London (TfL) has released a December 2018 Tube map with the Elizabeth line displayed. Its inclusion will be among the most significant changes to the look of the Tube map in recent decades.

A Sunday afternoon in Whitechapel inspires major artwork at new Elizabeth line station Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
The vibrant east London community around the new Elizabeth line station in Whitechapel is being reflected in a major work of art by award-wining artist Chantal Joffe, called 'A Sunday Afternoon in Whitechapel'.

Over 1,000 apprenticeships delivered by Crossrail programme Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
More than 1,000 apprenticeships have now been created since the start of the Crossrail programme in 2009.

Installation of one of London’s largest ever artworks begins at Paddington Elizabeth line station Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Assembly of the first work of art being integrated into the Elizabeth line is underway as the first panes of glass have been fixed into place on the 120 metre long canopy at Paddington.

Crossrail completes UK’s largest archaeology programme Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The secrets of Mesolithic stone tool makers, mysterious Roman skulls, and victims of The Great Plague are revealed in the final books of the Crossrail archaeology series published today and brings to an end to the largest archaeology programme ever undertaken in the UK.

Cross Rail have published an assessment of the impact on their new rail service. This makes interesting reading
In particular the impact on house prices.


  • Crossrail will support the delivery of over 57,000 new homes and 3.25 million square metres of commercial space

  • Significant property investment could take place at locations including Canary Wharf, Farringdon, Whitechapel, Abbey Wood, Custom House, Ealing Broadway, Southall and Woolwich

  • Crossrail is already having an impact on property investment decisions particularly in central London

  • The impact of Crossrail on residential property market will also extend out to Berkshire and Essex

  • First detailed study looking at the property impact of Crossrail on London and the south-east

Download a copy of their report


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