The project had been due to be completed in December 2018.
04 May 2022
London’s Elizabeth line railway will open on Tuesday May 24, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.
Services will initially operate from Mondays to Saturdays, allowing further testing and software updates to take place on Sundays.
Crossrail – the project to build the new east-west railway – was due to be completed in December 2018 and was set a budget of £14.8 billion in 2010.
But it has been hit by numerous problems including construction delays and difficulties installing complex signalling systems.
The total cost of the project has been estimated at £18.9 billion, including £5.1 billion from the Government.