Crossrail and TfL construction halted due to Covid-19 (London, UK)

London’s GBP18bn Crossrail project hits more problems and delays as it is forced to halt construction activities due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. The line was originally scheduled to open in December 2018. The opening date has been pushed back to summer 2021, but critics claimed that completion date was doubtful even before this further delay.

Firms which were working on the project include Balfour Beatty, Costain, Skanska, Laing O’Rourke and Morgan Sindall. Crossrail Chief Executive Mark Wild said: “While we are doing everything we safely can to keep the Crossrail programme on track, covid-19 will have an impact – it’s too early to tell what that impact will be. We are doing everything we can to support our principal contractors during this difficult and challenging time. Our arrangements remain under constant review and we are liaising closely with our tier 1 contractors and their supply chains to ensure that the Crossrail programme continues to be delivered safely.”

It’s not be the only one of London’s major transport projects to grind to a halt, as Transport for London (TfL) also confirmed today that it will be shutting all its sites.

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