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Railways: Crossrail

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that Crossrail will not be postponed. [HL4831]

The Government remain fully committed to Crossrail. The Crossrail core agreements, which were signed in December 2008, set out robust governance arrangements to ensure that the project is delivered within the timelines agreed by the Department for Transport and Transport for London—the joint sponsors for the project.

Crossrail is now into the delivery phase and the Prime Minister launched the start of works in May 2009 at Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. Works have also begun at Tottenham Court Road and the land acquisition programme has been underway since late 2008.