Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital.
Crossrail will deliver a high frequency, high capacity service to 38 stations linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via 21 km of new twin-bore tunnels under central London. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London’s key business districts.
Around 200 million passengers will travel on Crossrail each year and the route will provide a 10% increase to rail capacity in the capital. Crossrail will make travelling in the region easier and quicker and will reduce crowding on London’s transport network, operating with main line size trains carrying more than 1500 passengers in each train during peak periods.