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Last Friday, Boris Johnson pressed a button and the ceremonial first concrete pile of the CrossRail project was driven into the earth.

Below is a summary of the press coverage surrounding the event, and discussing CrossRail's future:

  • Crossrail gets out of the sidings after two decades - Evening Standard
  • Work on London's £16bn Crossrail scheme begins - The Guardian
  • PM hails £16bn Crossrail project - BBC News
  • Crossrail vital for London and UK - FT
  • Let's get going now, says Oakervee - New Civil Engineer  
  • Johnson urges non-London developers to pay towards Crossrail - The Guardian
  • Boris battling to fill Crossrail cash gap - Regen