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 Monday, July 18, 2016

20 tube and rail milestones (from TfL's latest board papers)

12 Sep 2016: Metropolitan line extension - Start of works on site
15 Sep 2016: Tottenham Court Road - New passenger facilities open including new entrances to the station and new ticket hall
24 Oct 2016: District line - Roll-out of new air-conditioned trains complete
19 Dec 2016: Victoria - North ticket hall complete
22 Dec 2016: Launch of Phase 1 of new mobile ticketing app
07 Feb 2017: Northern line extension - Battersea station box retaining walls, piles and plunged columns all complete
16 Feb 2017: Metropolitan line extension - Station construction starts
11 Apr 2017: Bond Street - Station upgrade complete including a new station entrance and step-free access to all platforms
24 Apr 2017: Crossrail - Reduced length unit eight-car trains available for Stage 1 Crossrail services
25 Apr 2017: Victoria line Completion of signalling works required to support 36tph for the 90 minute peak
22 Dec 2017: Availability of weekly capping for Oyster customers
31 Dec 2017: Bank - Bloomberg Place entrance brought into use
30 Mar 2018: Overground extension - Commencement of delivery on site
16 Apr 2018: S Stock - First use of Automatic Train Control in revenue service (Hammersmith to Latimer Road)
18 Dec 2018: Metropolitan line extension - Watford Vicarage Road station complete
30 Jan 2020: Metropolitan line extension - Trial running of trains
13 Dec 2020: Metropolitan line extension - Commencement of passenger services to Watford Junction
31 Dec 2020: Northern line extension - Commencement of passenger services to Battersea Power Station
31 Mar 2021: Overground extension - Commencement of passenger services to Barking Riverside
31 Dec 2021: Bank - Works to relieve station congestion on the Northern line complete

(n.b. These are current forecasts of dates by which milestones will have been met, so not necessarily start dates, and liable to slippage)

And, although no specific dates have been given, we're also very much expecting the following...
May 2018: Crossrail - in service from Heathrow to Paddington
Dec 2018: Crossrail - in service from Abbey Wood to Paddington
May 2019: Crossrail - in service from Shenfield to Paddington
Dec 2019: Crossrail - full service operating including Reading

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