Post by Sammy Skycrafts
Does anyone know when the crossrail trains will be in service on TFL Rail?
Possibly some time this week but depends on the Mayor's availability and how they decide the handle the launch given "purdah" related to the General Election. Recent events elsewhere and the election campaign have somewhat affected how the "launch" can be handled with the appropriate impact. I would not be shocked if the trains came into service quietly with minimal fanfare and then there is something more "high profile" once the election is over and done with.
It's not exactly going to affect the project programme or milestone achievement if some "fanfare" has to be delayed slightly because of external issues. We know some trains are running around and are ready to be used within the May deadline. I know people are excited to have a "first ride" but we've got them for another 40 years so riding the 315s before they vanish is probably more pressing in terms of railway history. ;-)