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Crossrail is coming

Take a closer look at some of the events which will be taking place in the Patrons Circle programme this spring.
Take a closer look at some of the events which will be taking place in the Patrons Circle programme this spring.

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Exclusive tour of Bombardier’s rail depot

18 May 2018

CGI of the Elizabeth Line rolling stock produced by Bombardier, © TfL

London Transport Museum Patrons will be the first group to tour Bombardier’s home for the 70 new trains, each the length of two football pitches, and capable of carrying 1,500 passengers.

When the Elizabeth line launches in December 2018 it will redefine public transport in London forever as the city is linked together in new ways.  At the heart of this service, ensuring everything runs smoothly for the estimated 200 million passengers a year, will be a brand new facility at Old Oak Common.

This tour is part of a programme of events which have given our Patrons a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes of the largest infrastructure project in the UK.  From the construction sites at Paddington and the tunnels of the Limmo Peninsula, to platform walks at Canary Wharf and Bond Street, we have been there.

Find out more about the Patrons Circle programme by visiting the Patrons Circle homepage.  Exciting events this spring include:

  • an invitation to the grand opening of the Digging Deeper gallery and Crossrail’s final Museum exhibition
  • access to a private railway collection visit, including a footplate experience
  • stepping inside the HS2 redevelopment of Curzon street station, one of the world’s oldest surviving examples of railway architecture.