New railway linking east and west
Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK. It aims to change the way people travel around London when it opens in 2018, increasing the rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent and dramatically cutting journey times across the city.
As part of the project a new two-level station will open at Abbey Wood in 2017 with a new rail service linking Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east to Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, via new tunnels under central London.
More information: www.crossrail.co.uk