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  Crossrail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crossrail is a project to build a new east-west railway connection under central London, with one connection to the west and two to the east.
Crossrail has often been compared to Paris's RER system due to the length of the central tunnel, although its scope is rather more limited.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crossrail   (1409 words)

Crossrail is a project to build new underground railways running through central London.
Crossrail line 1 would be a new tunnel from just west of Paddington station to east of Liverpool Street station.
Crossrail line 2 would involve a new tunnel from Victoria station[?] to Kings Cross station via Tottenham Court Road.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cr/Crossrail.html   (275 words)

 London Rail - Crossrail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Crossrail is London’s key infrastructure project and is integral to any plan involving future transport capacity management in London.
Crossrail will provide half of London’s requirement for new transport capacity by 2013 when it is planned to be built.
Crossrail will be a high frequency metro service delivered in a heavy rail environment with safety and comfort to match.
www.tfl.gov.uk /rail/initiatives/crossrail.shtml   (131 words)

 Railway Technology - Crossrail, London, United Kingdom
Crossrail's brief is to provide the transport capability to cope with London's forecast population and economic growth.
Crossrail Line 1 will, for the first time, allow existing suburban rail services to run through London, offering a range of possible services to areas such as Romford and Shenfield to the east, and Ealing and Reading to the west.
The Crossrail fleet will comprise modern, energy-efficient, high performance trains, possibly twin five-car dual voltage sets that draw power from overhead lines and third rail systems; their performance will be capable of delivering a train approximately every two minutes in the Central London area.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/crossrail   (1217 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 19 Jul 2005 (pt 23)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Overall, Crossrail is vital to the UK and to London, and to the communities of east London.
Crossrail is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a difference to transport in the south-east, which could also benefit long-distance travellers, including those from my constituency, but if the country is to spend the kind of money envisaged by the Bill, we need to provide more than the Crossrail project offers.
Crossrail is of little benefit to constituencies on the fringes of London or in the area around it, while Superlink would serve all of those areas.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/cm050719/debtext/50719-23.htm   (3637 words)

 Glasgow Crossrail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glasgow Crossrail is a proposed railway development in Central Scotland.
The proposed Crossrail initiative involves re-opening and electrifying the largely disused City Union Line for passenger use in conjunction with new filler sections of track which will connect the North Clyde Line, Ayrshire Coast Line, Cathcart Circle Line together, therefore allowing through running of services through the centre of Glasgow in a North-South axis.
The scheme has been heavily pushed by Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) for many years and a £500,000 study was commissioned by the Scottish Executive in 2003 to investigate the feasibility and costs of the link.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glasgow_Crossrail   (304 words)

 Unearthing the Big Dig - Lessons for Crossrail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Crossrail is a project of such scale and ambition that it has few international comparisons.
Delegates raised concerns about how prone Crossrail would be to delays, despite Mr Salvucci's insistence that the Olympics would serve as a reason to finish the project on time.
Keith Berryman told the audience that Crossrail ought to follow the successful contracting strategy used for Heathrow's Terminal 5 project, which allows selection to be run on the basis of quality not lowest price.
www.ey.com /global/content.nsf/UK/Government_Services_-_Library_-_Article_-_Lessons_for_Crossrail   (1038 words)

Crossrail line 1 and Crossrail line 2 represent probably the most important infrastructure developments for the Capital and the UK as a whole.
Crossrail presented its interim business case to the Government in Spring 2003 on the feasibility, costs and financing of options for the route of Crossrail line 1 route.
Crossrail Line 1 will, for the first time, allow existing suburban rail services to run through London offering a range of possible services to areas such as Romford and Shenfield to the east, and Maidenhead to the west.
www.railwaypeople.com /rail-projects/crossrail-2.html   (1071 words)

 Crossrail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The modern Crossrail route is a fusion of a number of previous proposals including three lines proposed under the 1989 Central Rail Study.
Crossrail is a joint venture by Transport for London and the Department of Transport.
A copy of the Crossrail documents may be inspected or a CD copy may be purchased from our customer service area, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing.
www.ealing.gov.uk /services/environment/transport_and_streets/crossrail   (240 words)

 UK Indymedia - Crossrail dumping on taxpayers and the East End of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Crossrail is one of a range of unjust and financially flawed schemes that are likely to benefit developers and result in displacing local communities are being promoted by the Labour Government.
Crossrail will leave poor communities in the East End of London with most of the harm from the scheme and taxpayers footing the bill for a flawed scheme that will cost £17bn according to the latest revisions by the promoters.
Crossrail are seeking wide compulsory purchase powers for land and property along the central section of the route with construction powers for demolition and construction for intervention and tunnel shafts as well as stations at Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Paddington with links to Heathrow and Romford.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2005/11/327345.html   (2069 words)

 Crossrail line 1: Stakeholder Consultation
However, the Association stresses that Crossrail should be seen as a truly regional metro serving the whole of the UK’s metropolitan region: while the objectives for London itself are critically important, it should also be of benefit to those wider parts of the London region which are important to its overall growth and regeneration.
Crossrail will be an important determinant of the future spatial form of the whole London region’s sustainable development.
However, the necessarily greater part of the cost should be contributed by the Treasury as a strategic investment in the regeneration of London generally and in the Western Wedge and Thames Gateway in particular.
www.tcpa.org.uk /consultation_files/Responses2002/Crossrailline-Final041102.htm   (718 words)

 Campaign for Aberdeen Crossrail Petition : [ powered by iPetitions.com ]
Aberdeen Crossrail is a project designed to upgrade, improve and extend rail links between Aberdeen and communities both North and South of the city.
Aberdeen Crossrail is an innovative and ambitious part of the strategy to cut congestion in the centre of Aberdeen, an issue that most north east residents would agree needs to be urgently addressed.
Crossrail is a project for the whole North East.
www.ipetitions.com /petition/Crossrail_Campaign   (802 words)

 Urban Transport Technology - Crossrail Cross London Rail Link, UK
The Crossrail project is based on the most promising route; the new route will include the building of a new tunnel to connect Liverpool St and Paddington Stations.
The estimated cost of the project is $5.7 billion, which will be made up of an estimated $75 million spent on platform lengthening, $775 million spent on the six tracking of the Great Western Railway and $4.2 billion on the building of the new link itself.
The Crossrail underground rail link project would be a major step forward for transport in London in that it would dramatically improve the city's east-west links.
www.urbantransport-technology.com /projects/crossrail   (592 words)

 Transport Plans for the London Area - CrossRail
CrossRail was expected to accommodate 187 million passengers per annum or 600000 passengers per weekday, adding 15% more seats to all existing rail arrivals in Central London.
CrossRail was instead "presumed" to serve Willesden Junction, Harlesden and Stonebridge Park.
The SRA were not keen on CrossRail serving Heathrow, but talked of a possible cross-platform interchange between CrossRail and Heathrow trains at Hayes.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/7069/tpftla_CrossRail.html   (2668 words)

 London Metropolitan University - Crossrail
Crossrail is a joint venture between Transport for London (TfL) and the Department of Transport, which aims to promote a new east-west trainline across London.
Crossrail will link Maidenhead and Heathrow to the West of London with Shenfield in the East and Abbey Wood in the South East, providing access through the capital for suburban rail services and a major link from Heathrow to the city centre.
However, the route, stations and the finance of the second Crossrail line are still unclear and the plans for it to be in operation by 2016 seem optimistic given the difficulties already encountered by Crossrail.
www.londonmet.ac.uk /accessible.cfm?0A558D6C-DFB6-DC20-DF26-A964A955AFA5&   (399 words)

 Crossrail construction given national status: News from Chartered Institute of Building [CIOB]
He admitted that the cost of Crossrail was a huge challenge, both in terms of funding and 'the wider fiscal position', an expression which no doubt relates to the means by which the money will be raised.
He reminded the House that Crossrail had previously been described as a GBP10 billion project and now it appeared that there would be a funding shortfall of about GBP7 billion.
Development gains may be key to funding It was at this point that Nick Raynsford, formerly Minister of State at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Labour Member for the London constituency of Greenwich and Woolwich, intervened, declaring an interest as deputy chairman of the Construction Industry Council.
www.buildingtalk.com /news/tch/tch250.html   (1370 words)

Crossrail Line 1 is a proposed new rail scheme promoted by the Secretary of State for Transport through Cross London Rail Links (CLRL), a 50/50 joint venture company formed by Transport for London and the Department for Transport.
The City Council, although supportive of the Crossrail project because of the transport benefits it brings it is concerned about a number of issues, mainly regarding impacts of construction.
The principal issues raised through consultation have been incorporated into the revised briefs and it is proposed that the briefs for the Crossrail sites are reconsidered later in 2005/6 for formal adoption.
westminster.gov.uk /environment/planning/majorprojects/crossrail.cfm   (330 words)

 Mayor to 'underwrite Crossrail' | News | This is London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Crossrail - east-west twin-bore tunnels connecting Paddington and Liverpool Street stations, with connections to existing main lines - is expected to receive a further boost this week in a crucial report to be delivered to the Department of Transport.
Mr Livingstone will also use Crossrail as a lever to persuade the Treasury to allow him to raise billions of pounds of investment for transport in London via a public bond issue.
Mr Livingstone said: "The Crossrail project was shelved a decade ago because of concerns about whether the capacity was needed.
www.thisislondon.co.uk /news/articles/8920962?source=Evening+Standard   (633 words)

 Mayor of London - Crossrail even more important for London than the Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
With the future growth predictions in terms of housing, population and jobs in London, it is imperative that investment is made now in relieving pressure from London's already congested transport system as well as opening up access to deprived areas to the east of the city that have been traditionally poorly served by public transport.
Stephen Hester, Chief Executive of British Land plc said: 'Crossrail is important to the future of London: it needs to be up and running by the middle of the next decade to ensure the continued regeneration and development of the Capital – the key motor in the UK economy.'
Crossrail will be the catalyst for hundreds of thousands of new homes and jobs in one of the most deprived areas of the UK and is vital to cater for London’s expanding population.'
www.london.gov.uk /news/2006/crossrail-060606.jsp   (583 words)

 Greenwich Council - Transport - Crossrail
Crossrail is an imaginative rail link scheme to link east and west London with a high-frequency heavy rail service.
It is proposed that the new Crossrail main railway line will pass through the northern part of the borough.
Crossrail would provide a massive boost to the ongoing regeneration of Woolwich.
www.greenwich.gov.uk /Greenwich/YourEnvironment/Regeneration/Transport/Crossrail.htm   (342 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Crossrail is 'vital' for England
MPs were debating the Crossrail Bill, which would give powers to build and run the project from Berkshire to Essex through underground tunnels in London.
The intention is to link existing surface routes in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and Heathrow Airport in the west out to existing tracks in Shenfield, Essex, and Abbey Wood in south-east London, although the route is not fixed.
Crossrail is not due to open until 2013 - a year after London hosts the Olympic Games.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/4698091.stm   (581 words)

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