Crossrail Line 1 is a new rail scheme promoted by the Secretary of State for Transport through Cross London Rail Links (CLRL), now operating as Crossrail Ltd under the Transport for London umbrella.
It aims to provide improved east-west rail access into and across London from the East and South East regions and to relieve congestion and overcrowding on the existing National Rail and Underground networks. It connects Maidenhead to Shenfield and Abbey Wood. It will support the development of a network of strategic interchanges, which will also facilitate the improvement of London's international links, including Heathrow.
On 5th October 2007 the Prime Minister announced funding agreements for the project which were detailed in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 9th October 2007. The Crossrail website will keep residents and businesses informed of the implications of the project.
Crossrail obtained Royal Assent on 22nd July 2008 and is being implemented.
Crossrail Line 2 (previously referred to as 'The Chelsea - Hackney line') is a proposed underground railway linking the Epping branch of the Central line to the Wimbledon branch of the District line through new tunnels across central London. It is a long-term plan, with completion unlikely before 2025. Transport for London has overall responsibility for the scheme but its development is administered by Crossrail Ltd.
Transport for London and Network Rail are currently consulting on the proposed Crossrail Line 2. The consultation closes on 02 August 2013. For further information and to have your say, please visit www.crossrail2.co.uk, queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0343 222 1234.
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