Highe shows a secret bit of extra tunnel between the platforms of Tottenham Court Road, needed in construction but redundant for now. 1. A map of future Elizabeth line stations when the route fully opens.We're making improvements across the TfL Rail route to get ready for the new lineTrains will initially run on TfL Rail before becoming part of the Elizabeth lineInnovations at stations and on trains will make travel in London more accessibleThis service will become part of the Elizabeth linePlan a journey and favourite it for quick access in the futureChoose postcodes, stations and places for quick journey planningChoose postcodes, stations and places for quick journey planning It is hoped that the new service will ease the burden on the network while also catering for a London population that’s growing by 100,000 a year.It's thought more than 200 million passengers will use the Elizabeth line each year.Nine new stations are being built as part of the project, at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House and Woolwich.An existing station at Abbey Wood has been redeveloped for Crossrail.Just three months before the anticipated opening ceremony the first of the delays was announced, with the most recent of these declaring that the line would open sometime next year.Now, Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild says the central section will open in "summer 2021", with full service beginning mid-2022. Just three months before the opening ceremony - planned for December 2018 - the first of the delays were announced, with the most recent of these declaring that the line will open "as soon as practically possible in 2021".Earlier this week, at a London Assembly Budget & Performance Committee meeting,TfL Commissioner Mike Brown suggested the business was planning for the central section of the line to be delivered in autumn 2021.London’s Crossrail project is expected to launch in "summer 2021", the company revealed today.The high-speed train and Tube link will connect the outer western edges of the capital to the outer east. Managers of overdue and over-budget project say tests still required to get everything rightYet below the capital’s streets, the new railway looks all but ready. As well as upgrades, cherished policies will disappear, he predicts. Images revealing what the stations will look like on the new Elizabeth line when it opens in 2018 have been released by Crossrail Limited. The beleaguered west-east rail link, which was originally due to open in December 2018, will be known as the Elizabeth line when trains start along the route. Running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through 42km of new tunnels under London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the Elizabeth line will serve 41 stations including 10 new stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House, Woolwich and Abbey Wood.

The new map is the first to feature a section of the Elizabeth Line, which goes to Reading through Maidenhead, Slough, Langley, Burnham and Twyford.

Nine new stations are being built as part of the project: Paddington (pictured), Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House and Woolwich. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Crossrail website.Crossrail is constructing ten new world-class stations for the 21st century Search current Crossrail construction works and track the progress of our tunnelling machines. Plans such as a walking and cycling bridge, the rebuilding of Camden station, and the Piccadilly line signalling upgrades have been paused.Tony Travers, the director of LSE London, says: “Every day it takes longer, it costs more money – and every day it denies In TfL’s business plan, updated last week, “you can start to see the true horror of the losses”, Travers says – some £1.35bn over four years. This is the new route map for Crossrail, London’s newest rail line. This route will begin at Paddington's mainline station, splitting just after Hayes & Harlington, with one branch going to Maidenhead and Reading and the other to Heathrow Airport terminals. Crossrail Ltd plans to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service as soon as practically possible. Find out about TfL and Crossrail construction sites have been temporarily suspended. Bond Street to Liverpool Street will take seven minutesThis section will run from Liverpool Street mainline station to Shenfield in Essex, passing through eastern areas such as Stratford and Romford. 2. In place are the barriers, escalators, steel lights, even the big screens for artwork and advertising.

However, Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild said today: "Elizabeth line services through central London will commence in summer 2021 but we are aiming to open the railway as soon as we can. All that is missing are the passengers and the trains.At the bottom of the escalators – just shorter than London’s most vertiginous at Angel tube – the completed platforms are vast and silent, ready for use by 170,000 passengers daily. Individual stations are virtually done. Today's announcement is marginally more optimistic than comments made by Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown at a London Assembly budget and performance committee meeting earlier this week. Each Elizabeth line station has over 50 km of communications cabling, 200 CCTV cameras, 66 information displays, 200 radio antennas, 750 loudspeakers and 50 help points.