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London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/7788
Written by Lee on Monday, 24th September 2007
A group representing 300 London businesses said it may be "tough'' to reach an agreement with the U.K. government over how to the
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/7852
Written by Lee on Thursday, 27th September 2007
London mayor Ken Livingstone has appealed for the "last few hundred million pounds" to complete the funding for the Crossrail transport project (link below.)
Speaking at the Labour conference in Bournemouth he said ministers were within 2% of putting in place the funding package for the
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/7971
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 3rd October 2007
John Kay argues that London deserves better than Crossrail (link below.)
"London desperately needs better public transport but Crossrail is not the better public transport it needs. There is an improved Crossrail proposal called Superlink, but it might be better to scrap the whole scheme and build the long-envisaged Underground from Chelsea to Hackney or, better yet, to spend the money on more piecemeal improvements."
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/8034
Written by Lee on Friday, 5th October 2007
PM Gordon Brown has given the go ahead for CrossRail (links below.)
Interesting quote from Peter Lawrence , president of Railfuture , who hails Crossrail as "a great step forward", but says limited track capacity means it may create "serious difficulties" for freight and other passenger services.
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/8053
Written by Industry Insider on Saturday, 6th October 2007
I'm pleased that this route has finally got the go-ahead. Gordon Brown's wish to announce it at the Labour Conference went a bit tits-up, and I find his quote "Crossrail will add
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/8141
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 10th October 2007
On 12 July 2007 the Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill announced its interim decisions on the petitions it had heard up to that date. This is the Government's response to those decisions (link below.)
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/8225
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 16th October 2007
Here is an article entitled "Crossrail - The Funding Facts" (link below.)
Meanwhile , the long - standing Superlink group wants Crossrail to start in Reading and terminate at Stansted Airport (links below.)
Re: London Businesses Say Crossrail Funding Plan May Be Difficult - 4159/8243
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 17th October 2007
Travel fares will go up to pay for Crossrai l, London Mayor Ken Livingstone has said (link below.)
The increase will cover the cost of borrowing money to pay for the
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The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
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