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08 November 2019

Delayed Crossrail is a national embarrassment

Reacting to the news that Crossrail has announced another delay to the completion of the Elizabeth Line, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry, said:

“Another delay to Crossrail is disappointing to see and will leave a sour taste in the mouths of businesses and commuters who had been preparing for the start of the service in 2020.

“This delay is fast-becoming a national embarrassment.

“Small businesses along the route of the Elizabeth Line, from Berkshire to Essex and across London, have long been preparing for the start of the service in early 2020.

“This delay means another year of extra construction costs, another year of lost revenues and another year of strains on an already bursting public transport system.”