The major London project, Crossrail, is in further trouble in the aftermath of the unexpected electrical explosion, this according to senior Hall officials. The unexpected explosions of 2 electrical transformers which blew at an east London substation meant that test runs of the new £1bn train fleet were halted.
A design error was blamed for the faults, and meant that engineers have been unable to switch on overhead cables which power the trains. Attempts recently to re energise the systems failed. The explosion which took place way back in mid-November 2017, has only just recently been revealed to the public.
Val Shawcross, the Deputy Mayor for Transport admitted last week that the £14bn project is facing several risks, including issues with the complex signal software.
He was quoted saying – “The fact is that this is the very last stages now of a huge and complex project and there are risks, and I think we shouldn’t hide that any project like this there are risks. This is the worrying stage of the project and our commitment is to be honest with people about what’s going on.”
The Crossrail project renamed “Elizabeth Line” is set to be opened December time.