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MPs 'not convinced' two-year delay and £3bn overspend will be enough as committee slams Crossrail's 'disastrous' governance

MPs have said they are “increasingly alarmed at the continual shortcomings” of Crossrail and the DfT as its nearly £3bn overspend and substantial delays still “may not be enough.” The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has slammed Crossrail and the DfT’s lack of...

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  • Miami gives Branson celebrity welcome for train renamingMIAMI (AP) - Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star's welcome at Wednesday's public rollout of his Virgin Group's partnership with Florida's privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail service that backers hope will soon stretch from Miami to Orlando.

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  • The railway’s annus horribilisThis has been the railway’s annus horribilis. Nothing may have burnt down but almost everything else that could have gone wrong has done so. The list is almost too painful to go through: the timetable meltdown; the new Hitachi trains that seem to have endless problems and seats that make you wish you had brought your own cushion; the laughable failure of Crossrail’s promise to be on time and on budget;

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