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Crossrail Update

For those of you who came to the AGM and others who have shown an interest in how Crossrail will benefit Billericay here is the latest update
The suburban services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street have become part of the Transport for London (TfL) network as TfL Rail..

 
Stations are now being staffed at all times that services are running

Working in partnership with Crossrail Limited and Network Rail a programme of station improvements will be delivered over the next few years including a number of refurbishments.  All of the stations will be thoroughly cleaned and repaired over the coming months, with new benches, signage, CCTV, gate lines and modern ticket machines
 
Crossrail  will officially come into service when the new trains start to run from Liverpool Street in 2017. Until then, the current trains will be smartened up inside and out over the next 12 months to help improve their reliability and provide passengers with more comfortable journeys.
 
Following the introduction of the new trains, Crossrail will be opened in the following phases:
 
May 2018
Start of the operation of a four trains-per-hour service between Paddington (Main Line) and Heathrow Terminal 4, replacing the existing Heathrow Connect service and part of the Great Western inner suburban service;

December 2018
The formal introduction of the first Crossrail Services through the Central Operating Section between Paddington (Crossrail) and Abbey Wood;

May 2019
introduction of services from Shenfield to Paddington (Crossrail) through the Central Operating Section; and

December 2019
marks the completion of the Crossrail project and sees the introduction of full Crossrail services, including through services from Reading and Heathrow Terminal 4.