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Crossrail is a railway construction project underway mainly in central London. Its aim is to provide a high-frequency suburban passenger service crossing the capital from west to east, by connecting two major railway lines terminating in London, the Great Western Main Line and the Great Eastern Main Line.
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January 2022 Update
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Design & Architecture: Overview
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Design & Architecture: Farringdon
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Design & Architecture: Whitechapel[/B]
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I was going to post a couple of those station design videos the other day. Looks like you got to it first. Those stations are truly impressive. This project is the new world standard as far as I'm concerned.
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Crossrail estimated improved travel times:

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/articles...y-times-53736/
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https://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/art...on-24-may-2022

Elizabeth line to open on 24 May 2022

As per previously announced, all trains will terminate at Paddington. I guess this is to allow time to adjust schedules of other trains that share tracks with the Elizabeth Line?
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Certainly well overdue, a situation compounded by the pandemic, but once it opens, I think we’ll all forget about the delays, and the support for Crossrail 2 will swell. Come the 24th May there will be three services (as the below initial service map shows):
- the core tunnel service from Paddington to Abbey Wood
- Liverpool Street to Shenfield
- Paddington to Reading/Heathrow


Images taken from Crossrail: https://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/art...on-24-may-2022

March 2022 Update
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Design & Architecture: Line-wide design
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Design & Architecture: London’s Newest Railway
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Design & Architecture: Paddington
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Design & Architecture: Tottenham Court Road
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Design & Architecture: Liverpool Street
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Design & Architecture: Custom House
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Design & Architecture: Woolwich
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Design & Architecture: Abbey Wood
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Over the course of the next 12 months, the three branches will be merged into the final product. Bond Street on the core section is likely to open in the next 3-6 months. All further images taken from Crossrail Project on FLickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crossrailpress

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Despite the delays in opening and cost overruns... DAMN! Now that is some clean crisp modern railway! Now get Cross Rail 2 back on track!
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The branding for CrossRail is a disaster. TFL tries to stress to the public that it is a separate mode from the Underground - and the quality of trains (both in comfort and speed) bare that out. However to the average person it will not be obvious.

They should’ve kept it CrossRail. Or at minimum Elizabeth rail. Or at the very least gave it a distinct and separate logo (like national rail). With it having the roundel and it being listed on signs in the same fashion as tube lines there is no real distinction

Another thing - what’s with all the hang ups? Okay I get it takes so long to open but now even on its opening it’s going to be split into 3 separate lines for 6-10 months or so? And in initially only running 6 days a week and initially only from 6am to 11pm? Are they trying to make people not ride it?

With all that said the thing looks amazing. Would love to see similar mega projects in the US. Would also love to see CrossRail 2 gets built (at that point the Elizabeth thing might make sense: “MODE: Crossrail; Elizabeth Line; Diana Line”)
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The branding for CrossRail is a disaster. TFL tries to stress to the public that it is a separate mode from the Underground - and the quality of trains (both in comfort and speed) bare that out. However to the average person it will not be obvious.

They should’ve kept it CrossRail. Or at minimum Elizabeth rail. Or at the very least gave it a distinct and separate logo (like national rail). With it having the roundel and it being listed on signs in the same fashion as tube lines there is no real distinction

Another thing - what’s with all the hang ups? Okay I get it takes so long to open but now even on its opening it’s going to be split into 3 separate lines for 6-10 months or so? And in initially only running 6 days a week and initially only from 6am to 11pm? Are they trying to make people not ride it?

With all that said the thing looks amazing. Would love to see similar mega projects in the US. Would also love to see CrossRail 2 gets built (at that point the Elizabeth thing might make sense: “MODE: Crossrail; Elizabeth Line; Diana Line”)
Rebranding Crossrail to the Elizabeth Line was poor judgment by Boris Johnson (then Mayor London, now Prime Minister), it will certainly create some short-term confusion and waste – a lot of signage was installed before the name change – but I don’t think it will be a massive impediment. The average traveller will though understand the difference between Crossrail and Underground in terms of far faster journeys, the gigantic size of the trains and stations (e.g. Liverpool Street Crossrail spans and connects with Moorgate in the east), and fewer stops (e.g. Ealing Broadway to Stratford is 20 stops on the Central, 7 on Crossrail).

There is a legitimate question as to how the Crossrail/Elizabeth Line branding aligns with future Crossrail lines, i.e. will they get their own coloured roundels, etc… It would be a bit odd if there are Elizabeth Line’s 1, 2, 3, etc…

A phased approach to the opening of Crossrail was always envisioned, as the biggest risk to Crossrail was merging different signalling systems:
- The core tunnel section from Paddington to Abbey Wood runs on completely new segregated track and uses CBTC
- West out of Paddington on the Great Western Main Line uses a mixture of TPWS and ETCS (although the GWML is moving over to ETCS)
- East out of Liverpool Street on the Great Eastern Main Line, TPWS is used

In essence, the line is being opened around existing and new signalling systems and timetable changes, with sections being added one-by-one to reduce operational complexity. Far better to do a soft launch, get people used to the system, and go from there.


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Certainly well overdue, a situation compounded by the pandemic, but once it opens, I think we’ll all forget about the delays, and the support for Crossrail 2 will swell. Come the 24th May there will be three services (as the below initial service map shows):
- the core tunnel service from Paddington to Abbey Wood
- Liverpool Street to Shenfield
- Paddington to Reading/Heathrow
These are really top notch, high quality, modern station designs. Love them all.









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