Construction work on all Crossrail sites has been halted today, following new government instructions telling people to stay at home. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said only essential staff should be travelling to work.
Further delays to the Elizabeth line seem “inevitable” in the face of coronavirus, the Mayor of London has said. It comes as Crossrail bosses vowed to keep construction sites open where possible – but halt non-essential work on the project.
The City of London Corporation is calling on City firms to donate funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the London Communities Response Fund, which it is supporting through its charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.
The Government and the UK rail industry have agreed a plan that will see a gradual reduction in train services across the country to reflect lower passenger demand, while keeping vital rail services running.
Transport for London has announced that all road user charging schemes in the capital will be temporarily suspended. This will come into effect so that none of the charges are in operation from 23 March until further notice.