Assembly Response to Crossrail Funding
On the 7th January, the Mayor appeared before the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee on the GLA’s proposed budget for 2020-21. Responding to questions on Crossrail, the Mayor said that he’s confident that the extra £400 million to £650 million investment in Crossrail should be enough to complete the work.
Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee, Len Duvall OBE AM said:
“Yesterday, the Committee questioned TfL on its 2020-21 Budget and it is clear that Crossrail is still dominating TfL’s budget. We were told that the central section of Crossrail is likely to be further delayed until Autumn 2021 with an extra £400 million to £650 million investment needed.
“Today, the Mayor said that he’s confident that this funding will be enough to open Crossrail within the timeline that was outlined to the Committee yesterday.
“There’s been promise after promise on when Crossrail will be opened and on what budget. The London Assembly will be watching the developments of Crossrail very closely and will be asking the questions that Londoners want the answers to, to ensure that Crossrail is finally delivered by the new timeline outlined by TfL.”