Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, said:
This is good news for London and Londoners. When difficult short term decisions are having to be made in so many areas it is excellent news that long term plans to improve transport in London have not been compromised.
Crossrail is needed to provide improvements in London's transport capacity. It will play a critical role in helping London's economy to continue to grow and it will ensure that London remains attractive for international investment for many years to come.
Just as importantly it will play a key role in regeneration of some of London's poorest communities, including Thamesmead and the East End of London. Crossrail proceeding is good news for London and Londoners.