On Thursday 26th July 2018 a meeting took place at City Hall. The subject was Crossrail – the Elizabeth line – and whether it would open on time. Up front were Simon Wright, Crossrail’s then-CEO, and Sir Terry Morgan, its Chairman. To the assembled senior officials from TfL and City Hall, their presentation would have left little room for doubt: Crossrail would not be ready to open in December.
The city of Dublin has submitted plans for an ambitious six-line metro system that will be formed of a central loop operating underneath the Irish capital. Should the project get the official go ahead it would be up and running by 2025 and would reportedly cost a third of the cost normally expected for a project of this nature, coming in at €9 billion (around £8 billion). That’s the word from the Metro Dublin CEO, Jed van der Poll, who said on Irish radio this week that the project would be ...
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