Crossrail Ltd company information

Crossrail Limited

Established in 2001, Crossrail Limited is the company that was set up to build the railway that become known as the Elizabeth line when it opened through central London in May 2022.

It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) and is jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport (DfT). The Elizabeth line, which is now open, is run by TfL and is a part of London's integrated transport network.

Crossrail Limited is committed to following the Government's Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency, and will proactively publish information concerning the Crossrail project on this website.

We will make all the data available in a format that allows its reuse, including for commercial and research activities. Where any copyright concerns exist with this data we will make this clear. 

We will only publish personal information if disclosure would not contravene the Data Protection Act, and disclosure is necessary to meet a legitimate public interest. By being open and accountable we will enable our stakeholders to hold Crossrail Limited to account, and deliver better value for money.

Finance and Performance

Details of the remuneration of Crossrail directors and senior staff are published in TfL's Annual Report.

Remuneration of Crossrail Senior Staff

Historic information on the job titles and responsibilities of senior Crossrail Limited staff are included in the documents below.

Pay Ratio

The pay multiple (the ratio between the highest-paid taxable earnings and the median earnings figure) for Crossrail Limited in the financial year 2020/21 was 5.94. The pay multiple for previous years was:

  • 2019/20: 6.85
  • 2018/19: 7.09
  • 2017/18: 11.23
  • 2016/17: 19:23
  • 2015/16: 16.57
  • 2014/15: 19.29

The pay multiple for financial years since 2014/15 is not comparable to previous financial years as the basis on which the multiple was calculated has changed to meet the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

The pay multiple (the ratio between the highest-paid salary and the median average salary) for Crossrail Limited in financial years before FY14/15 is:

  • 2013/14 - 7.51 
  • 2012/13 - 7.79 
  • 2011/12 - 8.14 

Financial Transparency

All expenditures over £500 are published. This excludes items in accordance with exemptions available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  

The Crossrail Limited expenditure over £500 information is published on the TfL Expenditure page

Fraud prevention and detection

Crossrail Limited takes the risk of fraud very seriously, which is why there is a distinct oversight committee responsible for constantly assessing the risk of fraud to our business and encouraging the adoption of up-to-date and proportionate fraud prevention measures within our business and across the wider supply chain.

The Crossrail Limited Audit Committee reports twice a year to TfL's Audit and Assurance Committee. Crossrail's fraud statistics are included with TfL and available on the Transparency page.

Crossrail project updates

Crossrail Limited publishes project updates which are submitted to the London Assembly Transport Committee. These updates are available on the Crossrail project updates webpage.

Governance of the Crossrail programme transferred to TfL in 2020. Information about this, plus agendas and papers are on the Elizabeth line committee page or the Elizabeth line delivery group page.

Crossrail policies and procedures

Crossrail's policies for the construction of the railway were developed prior to and during the Parliamentary stage of the Crossrail Bill and were embodied in Information Papers submitted to Parliament during the progress of the Bill.  

Specific Crossrail Limited policies covering areas such as Procurement and Health and Safety are included in the appropriate sections of the Crossrail website. Internal procedures are maintained on the Crossrail Management System. They will be considered for disclosure on request. 

Crossrail Limited maintains policies on information security, retention of records, disposal and archiving of documents and data protection. Crossrail Limited's retention schedule has been written to conform to industry best practices and guidance by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Policies whose disclosure would not compromise the security of the company's information are available on request.

Health & Safety and Environment policies

Crossrail Limited is committed to implementing all the provisions in the TfL Health, Safety and Environment Policy (HSE). Crossrail Limited's policy approach to health, safety, and the environment are set out in the Crossrail Programme Health & Safety Policy and the Environmental Policy. 

Modern Slavery Statement

Crossrail Limited has taken action to address the risks of slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of its supply chain. As a subsidiary company of Transport for London, you can find the TfL Modern Slavery Statement on the TfL Transparency page, which includes Crossrail Limited. The statement is made In keeping with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

Property Conveyancing 

Crossrail-related property (conveyancing) searches are carried out by Transport for London. For further information or to request a property search please contact the Transport for London Railway searches team

Procurement policies and procedures

Crossrail Limited is committed to responsible procurement. The Procurement Policy governs all of Crossrail Limited's procurement activities. It is reviewed on an annual basis or as necessary to reflect any relevant policy developments. 

Additionally, Crossrail Limited abides by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Responsible Procurement Policy. 

The policy is a high-level strategic document setting out the Group's plans, ambitions and commitments for ensuring continuous improvement in London delivered through all of its procurement activities. The policy has been drafted by the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Forum (RPF), consulted on up to the Deputy Mayor level across the Greater London Authority at the Director level across the GLA Group, and approved by the Greater London Authority Group Collaborative Procurement Board (CPB). 

For more information, please visit and read the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy

Terms and conditions

You are encouraged to use the information made available on this page, and the Crossrail website freely and flexibly with only a few conditions. 

These are set out in the Open Government Licence for public sector information

For further information on Crossrail's responsibility to transparency, please visit: