Crossrail is a new railway that will link Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Construction has already started, with the central section expected to be complete by the end of 2018.
This joint venture between Transport for London and the Department for Transport will provide high-frequency, safe and comfortable journeys, carrying 72,000 passengers per hour at peak times.
Benefits of Crossrail include:
- Faster journey times
- Reduced crowding on the Tube and train networks
- A 10% capacity increase on London's rail network
- More step-free access to public transport
- Thousands of new jobs
- Economic benefits of £42bn to the country
Find out more on the Crossrail website.
We are currently consulting on Crossrail 2.