15 Billion Pound Railway

DavidKlyne replied on 20/02/2019 22:17

Posted on 20/02/2019 22:17

The second and last of this short second series on London's Crossrail was broadcast on BBC2 tonight. I have found it absolutely fascination. The complexities of its construction and fitting out are amazing. I can understand why there has been a delay in opening!

David

brue replied on 21/02/2019 18:41

Posted on 21/02/2019 18:41

I enjoyed watching it, impressive engineering skills all round. Expensive yes and I'm not sure I want to travel much further into the depths of London!

DavidKlyne replied on 21/02/2019 20:56

Posted on 21/02/2019 17:21 by JVB66

And how much over budget is it so far,they have not really started to build HS2 yet and its already costing more than first costedsurprised

Posted on 21/02/2019 20:56

Most major infrastructure projects seem to run over estimate. Obviously the more complex it is, which is certainly true of Crossrail, I suspect the more likely it is to go over budget. Some seem to think it will be about two billion more than first thought but hasn't the project been going for over ten years?  About 14% over budget doesn't seem that much for such a complex thing.

I thought that HS2 had already started , at least the preparatory work? That will be wonderful when its finished and I expect they will make many programmes about that!!!

David

 

JVB66 replied on 22/02/2019 09:49

Posted on 22/02/2019 09:49

There is quite a possibility that the plug could be pulled on HS2 as apart from the already over budget cost now ,to save the costs going  into the stratosphere the speeds are to be reduced and less trains are to be ordered for a reduced timetablesurprised

takethedogalong replied on 22/02/2019 13:29

Posted on 22/02/2019 13:29

It’s a doomed vanity project. Wouldn’t trust CG to get anything right, he’s an utter disaster at every role he has been given. It’s not wanted up here, what is required is decent cross Pennine links, far more urgent. 

brue replied on 22/02/2019 13:55

Posted on 22/02/2019 08:54 by cyberyacht

Just so that Brummies can knock twenty minutes or so off their commute to London. Yeah, a real bargain.

Posted on 22/02/2019 13:55

Unfortunately it doesn't even stop in Birmingham itself it goes towards Solihull. So another journey is involved. (Bonkers!)

JVB66 replied on 22/02/2019 14:11

Posted on 22/02/2019 13:29 by takethedogalong

It’s a doomed vanity project. Wouldn’t trust CG to get anything right, he’s an utter disaster at every role he has been given. It’s not wanted up here, what is required is decent cross Pennine links, far more urgent. 

Posted on 22/02/2019 14:11

The woodhead route should never have been closed but its to late now to have it reopened undecided