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  • Crossrail Surface Works

    Crossrail will provide a new rail service linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new tunnels under central London.


    The 118km route will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts. 

When it opens from 2018, Crossrail will increase London's rail-based transport capacity by 10 per cent, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the capital by providing new transport links with the Tube, Thameslink, National Rail, DLR and London Overground.

    We're a a key partner in making Crossrail a reality and are responsible for the design, development and delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network. Our work will integrate Crossrail with the national rail network and includes upgrading 70 kilometres of track, and improving 27 stations and 20 bridges.

  • Connections and services ►

    More about journey times and the number of trains per hour in your area.

    Gallery ►

    Video and images of Crossrail surface works 

    Abbey Wood station ►

    Our plans and proposals for Abbey Wood station and the area. ►

    Learn more about the overall programme of work at