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Crossrail delays and costs - this really is the worst case scenario

After Transport for London released documents relating to the delay in Crossrail, it is becoming very clear that the Mayor knew of the delay in July - but key materials still have not been released.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

“It is now clear that the Mayor was told on July 26 that Crossrail’s opening date was at “high risk”.

Campaigning in West Green, Haringey

Caroline joined candidate Elizabeth Payne, and a great team of Haringey Lib Dem activists, to campaign for the West Green ward by-election on 13th December.

Suburban rail needs investment and a strategy

Launching a new report by the London Assembly Transport Committee, Caroline Pidgeon stressed the importance of suburban rail to London's transport network, and the investment and strategic thinking that is needed to make it work smoothly.

Caroline said:

“The rail network is an essential part of the rhythm and movement in this city.

“For Londoners and visitors to get around our city our rail network has to be world-class. Currently, it is not.

Crossrail delay creates a financial crisis for TfL

As international credit rating agency Moody's warned that the delay in launching Crossrail will hit Transport for London with a £400m funding shortfall in 2021, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The Moody’s report makes for grim reading over the financial crisis now facing TfL. Their report draws upon and reflects what the London Assembly has been saying for months regarding the huge loss in income that TfL will now face due to the delayed opening of Crossrail.

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