Crossrail plans efficiencies

Crossrail set out a series of cost savings to its £16bn budget yesterday but said there would be no cuts in its planned stations or branches. Instead efficiencies would be found by making use of existing train designs, rather than building new carriages from scratch as originally planned. The latest cuts are part of Crossrail's ongoing review of costs on the line, which will run for more than 73 miles from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new, twin-bore 13-mile tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.