2020-12-02 01:38:04 UTC
over-budget and much delayed east-to-west train line.
The capital’s businesses, already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic,
will foot the bill for the additional costs with the extension of business
Sadiq Khan, London mayor and the chairman of Transport for London, said it
was “vital that we dig deep to get the railway up and running”.
Crossrail, Europe’s biggest construction project and known as the Elizabeth
Line, previously requested a further £1.1bn to complete the works.
Officials in London’s City Hall said that Crossrail and Transport for
London hope that £825m will be sufficient. If not, further funding
discussions with the Government may be required, they added.