A leaflet publicising the proposed cross London rail ink, a version of which would later become the Crossrail scheme.
This document was published in November 1980 by British Railways Board.
It was written by British Railways Board.
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 18 pages.The original document can be found here.
This document is © BRB (Residuary) Ltd.
"The link across London would provide through trains, cut-out inconvenient interchanges between train and underground or taxi, and thus save valuable time. It would help commuters from the outer suburbs of London and Inter-City travellers alike. It would make a journey from Peterborough to Portsmouth or Watford to Woking as straightforward as the London Underground already makes a ride from Barnet to Balham.
We are publishing this during difficult economic times for the country. But it is essential to maintain the impetus of forward thinking as part of [our] strategy for changing our services to meet new demands.
- Peter Parker, British Railways Board Chairman."
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