5 Facts About Crossrail

1. London City Airport names ex Crossrail boss Rob Holden as new chairman.

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2. In April 2009, Crossrail announced that 17 firms had secured 'Enabling Works Framework Agreements' and would now be able to compete for packages of works.

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3. In February 2012, Crossrail issued an invitation to negotiate to CAF, Siemens, Hitachi and Bombardier, with tenders expected to be submitted by mid-2012.

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4. In March 2011, Crossrail announced that five bidders had been shortlisted for the contract to build the Class 345 and its associated depot.

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5. As well as nine new stations, Crossrail requires significant work on existing station infrastructure.

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