Boris Johnson shares excitement for "world-class" Crossrail service

London mayor Boris Johnson has shared his excitement for the £1 billion Crossrail project. 

The new high speed rail service will provide vital rail links between the capital and the South East.

As reported by, the plans took a step forward this week after Canadian-based company Bombardier was commissioned to supply 65 new trains a new Crossrail depot at Old Oak Common.

Mr Johnson backed the project to bring huge benefits for the capital, the South East and Derby, where most of the 1,000 jobs created by Crossrail are expected to be heading.

“The manufacture of these new trains will not only revolutionise rail travel in London, they will deliver jobs and economic growth in their birthplace in Derby and across the UK,” he announced. 

Cited by, the major went on to state that with Bombardier now on board to deliver the plans, London was set to welcome a “truly world-class” railway.  

Crossrail has been tipped to improve journey times across London and ease congestion around a number of boroughs.

The Department for Transport and Transport for London have been keen to stress the benefits of encouraging visitors from the likes of Maidenhead, Shenfield and Abbey Wood.

Crossrail will also become the first service to offer a direct connection between all of London’s main employment centres – including Heathrow, the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.