Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project, the new railway will cover over 100km of track including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnels and nine new stations (all references this section www.crossrail.co.uk). When complete in 2018 the new railway will increase London’s rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent, reduce journey times, ease congestion and improve connections for approximately 200 million passenger journeys annually. The new rolling stock for the rail line will be around 200 metres long and able to accommodate up to 1,500 passengers. New Crossrail stations will be built at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House and Woolwich. The new stations are large scale, contemporary and technologically advanced facilities more akin to modern airports than train terminals.