As part of the Conservative's A New Economic Model: Eight Benchmarks for Britain report, Mr Osborne that they now fully "support Crossrail". You can expect a Conservative government to make some small alterations to the scheme, if only to stamp its mark on the massive £15.9 billion scheme, but overwhelmingly the Tories now seem to approve Crossrail in its present condition.
The report also details their plans for a new high-speed rail line (HS2), linking central London and Heathrow with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Similar to the announcement made last week by Lord Adonis, the Tories also plan 20-year rail franchises. But on the issue of HS2, what if the report by the High Speed 2 Company Limited suggests Britain's HS2 line should omit Heathrow at all costs and that phase 1 should only link London and Birmingham? Would the Tories ignore such a thorough and influential report and go ahead anyway?
The Conservative Party's report: A New Economic Model: Eight Benchmarks for Britain.