Construction on Crossrail sites has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Transport for London confirmed the suspension of the work on March 24. Crossrail Ltd Chief Executive Mark Wild said it was too early to tell if it would have an impact on the project.
“The Government and the Mayor have given clear instructions to stay safe and to stop travelling in all cases other than critical workers making absolutely essential journeys,” said London Transport Commissioner Mike Brown MVO.
“In line with this, TfL and Crossrail will be bringing all project sites to a temporary Safe Stop unless they need to continue for operational safety reasons. This means that work on all such projects will be temporarily suspended as soon as it is safe to do so. Essential maintenance of the transport network will, of course, continue.”
For the FULL story on how COVID-19 has already started affecting the railway, read RAIL 901, out now.
For the FULL story regarding timetables and the railway's ongoing response to the COVID-19 situation, read RAIL 902, published on April 8, and available digitally from April 4.