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Crossrail is a project to build new railway connections under central London. The name is also used to refer to the first route proposed by the project, which is based around an east-west tunnel from Paddington to Liverpool Street station, and more formally known as Crossrail Line 1. Crossrail may refer to: Crossrail London Crossrail Glasgow Edinburgh Crossrail Aberdeen Crossrail Category: ... Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 872 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Various London Underground station name signs preserved at Londons Transport Museum. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Paddington Station, March 2005 during rush hour Paddington station or London Paddington station is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station and connected London Underground station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, the main financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ...


A funding deal covering the entire project has now been worked out with various public and private sources[1], though is not yet finalised. The project also requires the passing of a bill in parliament to provide permission to build the line. Also unlikely to meet much resistance, this is not expected to happen until some time in 2008. The most optimistic construction timetable would see the line open around 2015. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trains would run at metro-style high frequencies, complementing the existing north-south Thameslink route. Crossrail ticketing is intended to be integrated with the other London transport systems, with Travelcards being valid within Greater London. Crossrail has often been compared to Paris's RER system due to the length of the central tunnel. Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ... One Day Travelcard issued at a National Rail outlet A Travelcard is an inter-modal ticket, valid for a period of time varying from one day to a year, for use on most public transport in London. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The RER (Réseau Express Régional, IPA , Regional Express Network) is an urban rail network in the Île-de-France région, notably Paris and its agglomeration. ...

Contents

Crossrail Line 1

Crossrail 1
Legend
Maidenhead
Taplow
Burnham
Slough
Langley
Iver
West Drayton
Heathrow Terminal 4
Heathrow Central
Hayes and Harlington
Southall
Hanwell
West Ealing
Ealing Broadway
Acton Main Line
Paddington
Bond Street
Tottenham Court Road
Farringdon
Liverpool Street
Whitechapel
Isle of Dogs
Custom House
Connaught Tunnel
River Thames
Woolwich
Abbey Wood for Thamesmead
Stratford
Maryland
Forest Gate
Manor Park
Ilford
Seven Kings
Goodmayes
Chadwell Heath
Romford
Gidea Park
Harold Wood
Brentwood
Shenfield

The first line is based around a new pair of east-west tunnels under central London connecting the Great Western Main Line near Paddington to the Great Eastern Main Line near Stratford. A second eastern branch diverges at Whitechapel, running through Docklands and emerging at Custom House on a disused part of the North London Line, then under the Thames. Trains will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, taking over the existing stopping services on those routes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maidenhead railway station is a railway station in the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Taplow railway station is a railway station in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, close by Slough, Berkshire, England. ... 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Romford station is located in Romford in the London Borough of Havering in East London. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gidea Park is a railway station in Gidea Park, London on the line from Liverpool Street to Shenfield. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Harold Wood station is a railway station at Harold Wood in east London. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brentwood railway station is a railway station at Brentwood in east London. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shenfield is a major station on the Great Eastern Main Line from Liverpool Street station in the City of London to places in the East of England. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... Paddington Station, March 2005 during rush hour Paddington station is a major National Rail station in the Paddington area of London, England. ... The Great Eastern Main Line, or the G.E., is a major railway line of the British railway system, which connects Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations in east London and the East of England; including Ipswich, Norwich and several coastal resorts. ... This article is about Stratford Regional station in London. ... Whitechapel is a London Underground station in Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. ... 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Statistics Population: 58,848 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU889811 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Ambulance service: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: MAIDENHEAD... “Heathrow” redirects here. ... Shenfield is a major station on the Great Eastern Main Line from Liverpool Street station in the City of London to places in the East of England. ... This article is about the station in London. ...


The principal works are:

  • The central tunnels, with new subterranean stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel and Isle of Dogs, each offering interchange opportunities with existing London Underground, National Rail and the Docklands Light Railway services.
  • Another pair of tunnels, running under the Thames at North Woolwich and including a new station at Woolwich. This connects the reused former part of the North London Line with the North Kent Line.
  • Most existing stations on the route will receive platform extensions, and a significant number will be completely rebuilt.
  • Overhead electrification to be installed between Heathrow Airport junction and Maidenhead.

The House of Commons Select Committee made an announcement of interim decisions in July 2006 which called on the Promoter to add a station at Woolwich. The Government initially responded that it will not do so as that would jeopardise the affordability of the whole scheme but a subsequent agreement has made this possible. The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... Several places exist with the name Thames, and the word is also used as part of several brand and company names Most famous is the River Thames in England, on which the city of London stands Other Thames Rivers There is a Thames River in Canada There is a Thames... North Woolwich consists of two tracts of land, totalling 412 acres (1. ... A North London Line train pulls into Stratford station during the morning rush Geographical map of the North London Line Line map of the North London Line showing connections and zones A North London Line train at North Woolwich station The North London Line is a railway line through northern... The North Kent Line is a railway line which connects central and south east London with Dartford and Medway. ... OHLE stands for the one of two common railway electrification techniques, it is an abbrieviation for Over-Head-Line-Electrification. ... , Woolwich town hall dates from when this was a borough in its own right. ...


There are also campaigns to have new stations built at Royal Docks and extensions of the line to Reading and Ebbsfleet. The Royal Docks comprise three docks in east London - the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Ebbsfleet is a location which, west of the Ebbsfleet River, is in the Borough of Dartford. ...


Technical details

The tunnelled section of the line will be about 16 km (10 miles) in length: a difficult and expensive piece of engineering, because of two factors: London’s geology, and the extensive tunnelling that already exists in central London. Its twin circular tunnels will have an internal diameter of 6 m (19.7 ft), compared with the 3.8 m (12.5 ft) diameter of existing deep Tube lines. Rather than the third rail electrification used by the London Underground or the existing North Kent line, Crossrail will use 25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead Line in the open air and a conductor bar contact system in the tunnels, the same system as is present on the Great Eastern Main Line and the Great Western Main Line (only as far as Heathrow). Third rail at the West Falls Church Metro stop in Washington, D.C., electrified to 750 volts. ... // Railway electrification in Great Britain describes the various electrification systems that are used, or have been used, for supplying traction current to the railways and tramways of Great Britain. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... 25 kV AC is one of the most common voltages used for railway electrification, usually at 50 Hz or 60 Hz depending on that countrys normal mains frequency. ... The overhead lines of a Swiss Federal Railways track. ... The Great Eastern Main Line, or the G.E., is a major railway line of the British railway system, which connects Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations in east London and the East of England; including Ipswich, Norwich and several coastal resorts. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ...


Dropped routes

Various routes have been included in earlier drafts of the Crossrail scheme, but no longer feature. These include:

  • A route from Paddington to Kingston upon Thames via Richmond was part of the "preferred route" published in 2003, but was dropped in 2004 due to a combination of local opposition, uncertainty over the route, cost and an insufficient return on the envisaged investment. This would conceivably have run either overland or via a tunnel to the existing track through Gunnersbury and Kew (which would no longer be used by the District Line), and thence to Richmond and Kingston on existing mainline track.
  • A south-eastern route beyond Abbey Wood to Dartford and Northfleet, connecting with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. This was rejected due to the need to share track with existing services, leading to potential performance pollution.
  • A north-western route to Aylesbury, taking over Chiltern services. This originally used the Dudding Hill Line, and later involved a new tunnel. Other branches in this direction to High Wycombe and Watford Junction were also proposed. None of these made it past the 2003 route consultation.

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Previous proposal

This east–west route was previously proposed in the early 1990s but was rejected by Parliament in 1994. A number of alternative routes on the west side were considered, including regional services to Amersham and Watford in the north-west, Reading in the west. All have now been dropped in favour of the core proposal. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons The Right Honourable Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, Baroness Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups (as of May 5, 2005 elections) Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Amersham station is a London Underground station in Travelcard Zone D on the Metropolitan line. ... Watford is a town and district in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, situated 34 km (21 miles) northwest of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ...


Current status

Crossrail Line 1 has been backed by the Government, which has introduced a hybrid bill for the scheme: the full text may be found here. The Bill is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement, plans and other related information; it is likely to be completed some time in 2007. If Parliament approves the Bill, construction will take from 2008 to 2015.[2] A hybrid bill is a public bill which affects the private interests of a particular person or organization. ... According to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) whenever the U.S. Federal Government takes a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment it must first consider the environmental impact in a document called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Crossrail has long had support from most of London's politicians and business community, it has been held up for a long time due to wrangling over finance. It is currently proposed that the £16 billion cost of the scheme will be met through a combination of public and (mostly) private finance, with London businesses contributing much of the funding.


Some East London politicians object to the scheme which they see as an expensive west to east commuter service that will primarily benefit City and Docklands businesses, and bring enormous disruption to East London.[3] As a result, the tunnelling strategy was changed to remove excavated material by barge from Leamouth rather than the originally proposed complex conveyor system in Mile End. East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region Greater London Status sui generis, City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor John Stuttard  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - City  1. ... The Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf from the Royal Victoria Dock. ... Leamouth is the mouth of the River Lee at the River Thames Nearby is Trinity Buoy Wharf which is Londons only lighthouse. ... Mile End is an area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London, England. ...


Some freight train operating companies including EWS are opposed to the current plans because they would use up much of the remaining rail capacity within the London area, and do not provide the necessary extra capacity on connecting lines. This will make it harder to route freight services from the southern ports to the north and will increase freight transit times. English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS) is the largest British rail freight company Created as a subsidiary of Wisconsin Central Ltd in 1996, it was acquired by Canadian National Railway when it bought Wisconsin Central in 2001. ...


To give legal authorisation to Crossrail, a Hybrid Bill is being sent through Parliament. This Bill will be debated and amended by a Select Committee, the membership of which was named on December 5, 2005. The members will be Katy Clark, Kelvin Hopkins, Sian James, Alan Meale, Linda Riordan and Sir Peter Soulsby (Labour); Brian Binley, Philip Hollobone and Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative) and John Pugh (Liberal Democrat). A hybrid bill is a public bill which affects the private interests of a particular person or organization. ... A Select Committee is a committee made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to deal with particular areas or issues originating in the Westminster System of parliamentary democracy. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katy Clark (born 3 July 1967} is the Labour Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran. ... Kelvin Peter Hopkins (born 22 August 1941) is an English politician, and Labour member of Parliament for Luton North. ... Sian James is the Labour MP for Swansea East. ... Joseph Alan Meale (born 31 July 1949, Bishop Auckland) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Linda Riordan (b. ... Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby (born December 27, 1948, Bishop Auckland) is a British Labour Party politician. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Brian Arthur Roland Binley (born 1 May 1942) is a United Kingdom Conservative Party politician. ... Philip Hollobone MP Philip Thomas Hollobone (born November 7, 1964) He is a British politician and is both a Conservative Member of Parliament for the Kettering constituency (since 2005) and a Conservative member of Kettering Borough Council for the Buccleuch ward (since 2003) Philip Hollobone was educated at Dulwich College... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... John David Pugh (b. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ...


Some commentators have noted the apparent absence of Crossrail from the Government white paper Delivering a Sustainable Railway published on July 24, 2007.[4]. However, the paper itself notes that the scheme is beyond its scope, which only covers projects to be delivered as part of the 2009-2014 "High Level Output Specification" period. A white paper is an authoritative report. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Management aspects

Cross London Rail Links Ltd is the company responsible for creating Crossrail. It is publicly owned as a joint venture of Transport for London and the Department for Transport, and has £254 million of public funding, but the structure for funding construction of the line (£10 billion at 2002 prices) has not been finalised. No dates are available for the start of services. Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the transport network. ...


Stations

West of Paddington

Maidenhead Branch

Maidenhead railway station is a railway station in the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. ... Taplow railway station is a railway station in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, close by Slough, Berkshire, England. ... Burnham railway station is a railway station in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, close by Slough, Berkshire, England. ... Slough railway station is a railway station in the town of Slough, Berkshire, England. ... Langley railway station is a railway station in Langley, a suburb of Slough, Berkshire, England. ... Iver railway station is a railway station in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England. ... West Drayton railway station is a railway station in West Drayton in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ...

Heathrow Branch

The Maidenhead and Heathrow branches join up at Airport Junction, between the stations of West Drayton & Hayes and Harlington. Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 is a railway station located in London Heathrow Airport. ... Heathrow Terminal 4 is a railway station located in London Heathrow Airport. ...

Hayes and Harlington Hayes and Harlington is a mainline station on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s former Great Western Main Line running out of London Paddington to the Thames Valley, Bristol, South Wales and the West Country. ... Bilingual sign at Southall Station Southall railway station is a station in Southall, London, located in Zone 4. ... Hanwell railway station is a railway station in Hanwell in the London Borough of Ealing. ... West Ealing railway station was opened in 1871 as Castle Hill and Ealing Dene on the Great Western Railway, which was constructed from Paddington through Ealing to Bristol in 1836-8. ... Ealing Broadway is a main line and London Underground railway station, in Ealing. ... Acton Main Line railway station is a National Rail station in Acton in west London. ...

Central section (tunnelled)

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East of Whitechapel

Romford Branch

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Abbey Wood Branch

Isle of Dogs station will be a railway station on the Isle of Dogs in east London, proposed to be built as part of the Crossrail project. ... Custom House station is in the Custom House area by the Royal Docks, east London. ... Silvertown station is a closed railway station in Silvertown, east London, formerly the penultimate station at the east end of the North London Line. ... This article is about the station in London. ... , Thamesmead is a new town in London built on the southern bank of the River Thames, 9. ...

Other proposed stations

Richmond Branch

This branch would have taken over District line services from Turnham Green to Richmond, and then beyond onto the railway station of Kingston via a tunnel. However, opposition from residents and politicians in Richmond, the expected cost and an insufficient return on the envisaged investment caused this proposed route not to be pursued in the hybrid Bill

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Hounslow Branch

Following the decision to halt progress on development on a Richmond branch, Hounslow council have attempted to get a route from Paddington through to Hounslow using an existing railway route (so no tunnelling is required).

The Acton Central railway station is a railway station on the North London Line, between South Acton and Willesden Junction, in Zone 2. ... South Acton railway station is in the London Borough of Ealing in West London. ... Brentford railway station (formerly Brentford Central) is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Syon Lane railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Isleworth railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Hounslow railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ...

Woolwich

There was demand for a station, located in Woolwich, to be added to the bill, but the cost for this new station to be built would have been too great, and so, was rejected by the government initially. However, after talks between Greenwich council and Berkeley Homes on how to find the £162 million required, plans for a Crossrail station at Woolwich were resubmitted to the Secretary of State.[6] On the 22nd March 2007 the government announced that Woolwich would be reintroduced into the bill.[7] , Woolwich town hall dates from when this was a borough in its own right. ... The London Borough of Greenwich is an Inner London borough in south-east London, England. ... The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (LSE: BKG) is a British housebuilding company based in Cobham, Surrey. ...


The station is currently planned to be situated between two stations that are currently on the bill on the Abbey Wood branch: Custom House and Abbey Wood. Custom House station is in the Custom House area by the Royal Docks, east London. ... This article is about the station in London. ...


Crossrail line 2

Main article: Chelsea-Hackney Line

Cross London Rail Links Ltd has inherited London Underground's aborted "Chelsea-Hackney Line" plans, sometimes also referred to as the "Merton-Hackney". A route for this has been safeguarded since 1991, and a 2007 consultation to renew the safeguarding gives the following route[8]: The Chelsea - Hackney line (sometimes abbreviated to Chelney) was a proposed addition to the London Underground, designed to relieve the District, Central and Victoria lines, and to link two areas with no tube services, Chelsea and Hackney. ...

Currently this line is known as the Chelsea - Hackney line and will not be built until after Crossrail. The current scheme is somewhat vague but will probably be built to National Rail standards and take existing commuter services. The route protection also includes a branch south from Victoria Station underneath Battersea Park in the direction of Clapham Junction although not reaching that station[9]. Wimbledon station is a National Rail, London Underground, and Tramlink station located in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Parsons Green is a station located in Parsons Green in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Kings Road may mean: Kings Road, Hong Kong Kings Road, Singapore Kings Road, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Victoria station may refer to: London Victoria station Manchester Victoria station Victoria tube station Victoria Station, a restaurant chain which uses real train boxcars as dining rooms. ... Categories: Piccadilly Line stations | Bakerloo Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Tottenham Court Road is a station on the London Underground, serving as an interchange between the Central Line and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line. ... Kings Cross St. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... Angel tube station is a London Underground station in The Angel, Islington. ... Essex Road station is a National Rail station in Islington. ... Dalston Junction was originally a railway station in the London Borough of Hackney in London, England. ... London Transport Portal The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... London Overground [1] is the network of rail services in London, United Kingdom to be provided by the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL) from 11 November 2007. ... Hackney Central railway station is a railway station on the North London Line in an area of the London Borough of Hackney known as Hackney Central. ... Hackney Hospital, August 2005. ... Leytonstone tube station is on the Central Line of the London Underground, on the boundary of Zones 3 and 4. ... Epping–Ongar branch of the Central Line Epping tube station on the London Underground is the northern terminus of the Central Line. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... Clapham Junction is a railway station located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ...


Completion is unlikely to be before 2025[10]. 2025 (MMXXV) will be a common year starting on Tuesday in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Further Crossrail lines

Some sources have suggested various routes for a "Crossrail line 3", but none of these have any official status.


See also

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External links

BBC News website in June 2007. ...

References

  1. ^ Crossrail funding gap 'plugged' BBC News
  2. ^ Orders of the Day — Crossrail Bill. TheyWorkForYou.com (2005-07-19). Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  3. ^ Orders of the Day — Crossrail Bill. TheyWorkForYou.com (2005-07-19). Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  4. ^ (September 2007) "Government’s five-year plan". Railway Magazine 153 (1277): 6-7. 
  5. ^ Additional stop for Crossrail
  6. ^ icSouthLondon report on funding for Crossrail in Woolwich
  7. ^ Greenwich Council on the Crossrail Woolwich station
  8. ^ Crossrail Chelsea-Hackney Line site
  9. ^ Crossrail Chelsea-Hackney Line Safeguarding Directions Consultation Drawings
  10. ^ Department for Transport Consultation on safeguarding revision for the Chelsea-Hackney line

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