HOW IS THE CROSSRAIL PROJECT DOING OVERALL?
Board meeting papers from a recent Programmes and Investment Committee meeting showed that construction of Crossrail was 82% complete, with 76% of track-laying complete by early March.
It said that the major physical activities currently under way were the fitting out of stations, installation of mechanical and electrical systems such as the ventilation, lifts and escalators, and also the installation of cabling, communications, power and signalling systems.
Operationally, the meeting discovered, TfL Rail remains one of the most reliable of the national train operators, with a 96.0% Public Performance Measure (PPM) during the most recently recorded period; this was the second best in the UK. For TfL Rail, 87.9% of trains arrived within a minute’s scheduled time, which was the highest of any UK operator.