I’ve only very recently blogged about the suspected Crossrail delay, where I said:
“The new rail services will open probably, hopefully, by the end of 2019! However, rumour has it there could be further delay until 2020…”
Within only a day or so of that comment, Crossrail issued a press release saying that there would definitely be further delay until Summer 2020 or even maybe Spring 2021! So, sadly this life-changing transport addition will not have its great effect for quite a while yet.
However, I did make some suggestions about outlying office locations that will soon become acceptable low-cost options. Travel times will be massively reduced by Crossrail (aka the Elizabeth line). As a consequence, the new line will transform previously peripheral areas into genuinely viable business locations.
I had intended to give you some comparisons between typical journey times now and the Crossrail effect (once it finally opens!) So, here are a few examples:
|Route Data from Crossrail|
|Ealing Broadway to Tottenham Court Road||24 minutes||13 minutes|
|Heathrow Central to Farringdon||50 minutes||30 minutes|
|Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street||18 minutes||6 minutes|
So look beyond the Crossrail delay. Consider planning ahead with your London office space, as these huge time-saving results could be very relevant indeed!