The crossrail known as the Elizabeth Line (east-west route) will run between Reading and Shenfield through Central London.
It was due to open in December 2018 and is considered to be Europe’s biggest Infrastructure Project, which began its construction in 2009. Later, the opening date was pushed to autumn 2019.
The crossrail will serve 41 station between Reading and Shenfield. Around 200 million passengers are estimated to use this crossrail annually, which would increase the London Rail capacity by 10%. The Bond street’s new station is still in the process of construction, however, Tottenham Court Road station, is almost constructed.
Mark Wild, the crossrail boss says that the Bond Street station will be operational after 18 months and it would not open for public even if the rest of the line will open in March 2021. To make sure, the trail running of the trains start on time, the team is racing to build an emergency escape route through the station for the train crews. But the challenge is trail running must start by March 2020, if the crossrail is expected to start from March 2021.