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Crossrail delays caused by desire to cling to ‘unrealistic’ timeframe

Team made choices that damaged public value, says National Audit Office report. Crossrail was driven over its budget and schedule because its management team clung to an unrealistic opening date, according to a National Audit Office report into the delayed transport project.

HS2 coupled with £700m pension risk, Stagecoach warns bidders [subscription]

The government is demanding that bidders to run the trains on HS2 take on potential workforce pension liabilities of nearly £700 million, Stagecoach says.

ScotRail punctuality up for fifth time in six months

ScotRail passengers have seen punctuality improve for the fifth time in the last six months, new figures showed today.

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  • Crossrail to open by March 2021 as bosses confirm new timetableThe Elizabeth Line will open by March 2021 at the latest as a new six-month delivery window for the Crossrail’s crisis-hit central section is revealed by the project’s bosses. The announcement confirms that Crossrail, already heavily delayed and overbudget, will be completed at least...
  • £1.46bn railway arches sale 'overlooked' tenants and businesses, says NAONetwork Rail’s £1.46bn sale of railway arches “overlooked” small firms and businesses operating in the arches, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The sale saw 5,261 commercial properties sold to US firm Telereal Trillium and Blackstone in a 150-year lease last...
  • London Underground workers to strike over 'safety-critical cuts'London Underground maintenance and engineering workers are preparing for three-days of strike action in a row over cuts to train preparation and inspection schedules. The RMT said over a thousand of its members will walk out from 17 May to 20 May over the changes. The news comes days after...

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