Crossrail safe, Thameslink uncertain

The Government's Comprehensive Spending Review today confirmed that the Crossrail project will go ahead as planned, giving Brockley commuters a new link at Whitechapel by 2017 and securing the long-term future of Canary Wharf. Tube upgrades will also be funded, removing any lingering doubts that the ill-fated Jubilee Line expansion would be scrapped.

However, the CSR contained no mention of Thameslink, leading to speculation that the project, which includes improvements to London Bridge and Blackfriars Stations, could be scaled back. Further announcements on transport investment are expected in the coming days.