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|Queen Puts Crossrail On Track
- Transport double boost as Tube staff back late-nights
CROSSRAIL came a step nearer yesterday when, in her annual speech outlining government plans, the Queen announced legislation paving the way for two routes criss-crossing London.
The first will link Paddington and Liverpool Street stations while a second line will run from Clapham Junction in the south to Bedfordshire to the north of London.
The new routes will be funded through a mix of both private and public money, but won't be up and running in time for the 2012 Olympics should London win the nomination.
Meanwhile, Tube station staff have a agreed a new pay and conditions deal with London Underground that includes provisions for a late- night service. The deal has averted a feared strike over the Christmas holiday period.