There was a short debate last Thursday in the House of Commons on the topic of Crossrail – of which there have been many rumours, usually denied, of cost cutting plans of around a third off the cost. Setting aside the fact that the recession itself causes the cost of Crossrail to drop (thanks to lower land prices, cheaper commodities and less competition for labour) there is still talk of cuts to the project. It was particularly pointed out that when talk of cuts are made in the media, ...
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