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15.07.19

Crossrail rushes to make Bond Street ready for testing

Crossrail want to make Bond Street ready for trial running by early next year, project leaders have said.

The station is currently running behind others on the Crossrail line, and is expected to open later than the line itself.

The project’s chief executive, Mark Wild, told the London Assembly transport committee:

"Our current focus is predominantly on key areas of risk such as ensuring that Bond Street station is at the required stage of completion to allow us to commence trial running early in 2020.

"Mitigating this risk along with other risks such as resource availability in our contractors’ supply chain, software convergence between Bombardier and Siemens and the handover process of assets to the infrastructure managers, are critical in keeping us on track to deliver within our opening window of October 2020 to March 2021."

Mr Wild also admitted Crossrail was waiting on information from contractors on the final cost of completing the central section of the project.

(Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Images)

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