Contract to run Crossrail goes to Hong Kong company

MTR Corporation beat the likes of National Express and Arriva to win the concession, which will be for eight years with an option to extend to 10 years.

Crossrail to help create 'up to 30,000 additional jobs'

This is great news for passengers across the capital and marks a significant milestone in the project.

Crossrail will provide a better and faster service for millions of commuters and will help create up to 30,000 additional jobs in central London by 2026.

Crossrail is a part of our long-term economic plan and one of the many rail infrastructure projects benefitting from record levels of Government investment.

Together with Thameslink, investment in rail in the North and a major electrification programme, we are creating jobs, boosting business and generating lasting economic growth across the UK.

– Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary

Crossrail company to employ around 1,100 staff

  • Transport for London said MTR was expected to employ around 1,100 staff with up to 850 new roles, creating many hundreds of jobs for local people.
  • This will include some 400 drivers and more than 50 apprenticeships for people from communities along the route.
  • It is estimated that Crossrail will also support the equivalent of 55,000 full-time jobs around the UK.

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