The rail link was originally due to open next month but on August 31st it was announced by Crossrail Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London responsible for delivering the project, that passenger services would not start until at least Autumn 2019.
Set up by former mayor Boris Johnson as a private company, London & Partners enjoys the status of being the capital’s only official promotions agency and is gifted an annual City Hall grant of almost £14m per year, a figure equal to around half its entire funding.
Passenger services were originally due to start in December of this year but, in August, the project team, City Hall and Transport for London announced the opening would be delayed until “Autumn 2019.”
London taxpayers could be about to pick up the tab for a host of political campaigning videos after City Hall’s internal watchdog authorised the use of official resources for a video backing a second Brexit vote.
In 2016 the two organisations announced a five-year, non-exclusive deal which entitles Cubic to include software developed in-house by TfL as part of the contactless ticketing systems it provides to other transport operators.