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Crossrail causes Oxford St closure

Retailers are up in arms after Transport for London (TfL) confirmed yesterday that a large stretch of Oxford Street is to be closed for work on the £16bn Crossrail project. The street will be closed to east-bound traffic between Newham Street and Tottenham Court Road, while construction workers replace and repair the ancient water and gas pipes and sewage drainage system underground. A Crossrail station is due to be built at Tottenham Court Road.