Rail transport

HS2 urged to rehouse London council block residents over disruption

November 28, 2020

HS2 Ltd has been urged to fund the rehousing of 175 council households in London enduring “unbearable” conditions due to construction works on their doorstep. The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, and the leader of Camden council, Georgia Gould, have said that many homes could be uninhabitable when large-scale works to build the high-speed railway begin […]

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Having a laugh on the train to work | Letters

September 8, 2020

Margaret Harris recalls hilarious journeys of friendship and fun that were anything but tedious or monotonous ‘By the time we got to Victoria we would have drunk coffees, smoked two or three cigarettes, and laughed so much our mascara used to be on our chins,’ writes Margaret Harris. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo The impression that […]

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New injunction bars protesters from HS2 site in west London

September 4, 2020

HS2 has been granted a new injunction barring environmental protesters from land in west London where work on the high-speed rail link is being carried out. The high court ruling in HS2’s favour came as the company announced the formal start of the project. Preparation work has been taking place since 2017. The injunction on […]

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Crossrail delayed again until 2022 and another £450m over budget

August 21, 2020

Crossrail, the mass-transit train line through London, has been further delayed until 2022 and gone another £450m over budget. Transport for London said that the temporary pause in construction and ensuing slowdown because of Covid-19 distancing requirements had only partially contributed to the latest delays, which mean the Elizabeth line will open more than three […]

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Crossrail opening delayed again due to coronavirus

July 23, 2020

First section of Elizabeth line will not open as planned in summer 2021, board says Construction workers at the Liverpool Street Crossrail station in February. The line was originally expected to open in December 2018. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images The heavily delayed Crossrail will not open as planned in summer 2021 because of delays caused […]

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Sadiq Khan launches review of TfL in response to official inquiry

July 21, 2020

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched an independent review of Transport for London’s future funding and finances, in swift retaliation to the government-imposed inquiry whose terms and panel were announced on Monday. The review is the latest move in a bitter row between City Hall and Downing Street over the £1.6bn bailout begrudgingly granted […]

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