Woolwich Crossrail gets funding

Work on Woolwich Crossrail station is finally set to go ahead after housing developer Berkeley struck a £100m deal with Transport for London and the government. Berkeley will fund construction of the empty shell of the station with an expected completion date in 2013, though Crossrail and its partners have not yet secured funding to build the rest of the station. The agreement ends months of uncertainty for Woolwich station development, during which Berkeley said red tape was holding up the start of construction.