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Delay to HS2 spells trouble for West Coast Partnership

Roger Davies Kendal LA9
10 May 2019
West Coast: what happens to the DfT’s proposed Partnership franchise if HS2 is years late, asks Roger Davies
West Coast: what happens to the DfT’s proposed Partnership franchise if HS2 is years late, asks Roger Davies

 

The gruesome saga of Crossrail and its 40 brand-new trains sitting in sidings at Old Oak Common in West London quietly rusting until 2021 at least, not to mention their nearly 500 drivers with little to do, tells us much about rail project completion dates and budgets (‘Crossrail opening: 2020 or 2021’ LTT 26 Apr). It is not good enough to say it’ll be great when it’s done and everyone will forget; this scale of incompetence must not be forgotten.

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