Crossrail timely completion necessary to keep London moving

Friday 31 August 2018

Commenting on the announcement that the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will now not open until Autumn 2019, Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said:

“It is very disappointing to hear that a revised schedule is now needed, at this stage, to complete the project’s final infrastructure.

“Londoners and the business community need the Elizabeth Line to address overcrowding and congestion within the capital.

“Of course, safety is of paramount importance, however we will hope that it may become possible for the project to be up and running before next summer”.


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  1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital’s largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
  2. LCCI spokespersons are available for further comment and interview.