PUBLISHED: 12:26 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:26 29 April 2019 Ellena Cruse Crossrail… “The London taxpayer will have to foot the bill until its completion.” Picture: Mike Brooke Mike Brooke Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed. The project, which costs Londoners £30million a week, had its launch date officially pushed back for the third time on Thursday, April 25, following leaks from a senior source earlier this month who claimed works were still two years off completion. Those hoping to catch the linked up Elizabeth line across London have now been given a “sixth-month window” opening date of between the end of 2020 and March 2021. A new leadership team at Crossrail said it carried out a full audit of what went wrong in the past and has produced a “robust and realistic” plan to put Europe’s most ambitious and complex infrastructure project back on track. The new proposals have required identifying and re-sequencing of more than 100,000 interdependent tasks and takes full account of exactly what has to be done and how long it will take.Four main tasks need to be completed before opening including: building and testing the… Read full this story
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