On 3 January 2018, the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee sat down with TfL to go through their current budget. Discussion largely focused on the various pressures on TfL’s finances – from the removal of TfL’s government grant, to fare freezes and falling advertising revenues. About two and a half hours in, however, Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon asked a question: “In here, there’s a line… £850m capital receipt… what exactly is this?” The reply, from Simon ...
Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • Kew Gardens’ private underground railway (IanVisits) • Is Britain’s rail franchising system fit for purpose? [paywall] (Financial Times) • Global underground/metro typography [many images] (Prototypr) • Train passengers double between Berlin and Munich (The Local) • Vienna’s new central railway through running station (Global Rail News) • If a distressed Liam Neeson boards your train – this is ...
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