31 Aug 2018

Crossrail opening delayed by nine months

Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, Crossrail, is being delayed until late 2019 so more tests can be carried out.

The £15 billion route across London was supposed to open in December this year, but services won’t now begin until autumn next year. And it’s already running hundreds of millions of pounds over budget.

But the company says it’s one of the most complex and challenging projects of its kind ever undertaken in the UK.