Crossrail has strongly denied claims that its chair Sir Terry Morgan is to leave the organisation by the end of the year.
Reports by Sky News claimed that following the 12 month delay to the line, Morgan would step down and a replacement found “within months”.
But Crossrail has labelled the claims as “unsubstantiated rumours”, adding that there are no plans for Morgan’s departure.
The £15bn project hit the headlines at the end of August with news that the Elizabeth line would not open until autumn 2019.
The line was originally scheduled to open this December. Should the reports of Morgan’s resignation prove to be true, it would be a significant U-turn. At the time of the delay, Crossrail stressed that Morgan would be remaining at Crossrail in the role until the project was completed.
Morgan is also chairman of High Speed 2 promoter HS2 Ltd.
In July the company announced “engineering and technical challenges” had forced it to revise the project’s final cost to £15.4bn, some £600M more than the 2010 target cost.
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