§ Lord Sheppard of Didgemere
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect construction of CrossRail to begin. [HL2016]
§ Lord Macdonald of Tradeston
The work on project definition and design development will take about 14 months. This will lead to a recommendation on the option to be taken forward. This is a major project, and it is difficult to predict the time that will be taken to obtain powers. At this early stage it is expected to be at least five years before construction could begin.