Crossrail safe, Thameslink uncertain

The Government's Comprehensive Spending Review today confirmed that the Crossrail project will go ahead as planned, giving Brockley commuters a new link at Whitechapel by 2017 and securing the long-term future of Canary Wharf. Tube upgrades will also be funded, removing any lingering doubts that the ill-fated Jubilee Line expansion would be scrapped.


However, the CSR contained no mention of Thameslink, leading to speculation that the project, which includes improvements to London Bridge and Blackfriars Stations, could be scaled back. Further announcements on transport investment are expected in the coming days.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

what jubilee line extension?

Brockley Nick said...

Not extension, expansion of its capacity (more trains) - was due to be completed by now. Will hopefully be completed in a few months.

Mb said...

By the way, don't believe the hype. The major upgrades are safe-ish, there has been de-scoping for a couple of years now. There's already far less going on than was the plan a few years back, not all to do with the new bunch. The Metronet/Tubelines melt down started the process, you know that bastion of private sector efficiency, a company formed of some of the most sucessful project management and engineering companies out there.

qbf said...

Wouldn't it be a bit late for them to scale back the work at Blackfriars? It's well under way, isn't it?

Brockley Nick said...

I'd have thought Blackfriars is safe, yes.

patrick1971 said...

And the second viaduct at London Bridge is pretty well advanced, too. Maybe the Thameslink scaleback will be for all the extra bits they want to put on it, but the basic Beford/Luton to Wimbledon/Sevenoaks will be safe.

Headhunter said...

I hope they don't cut this seeing as they've already demolished a chunk of Borough Market...

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