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Watford, what for?
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Recliner
2017-06-21 20:52:40 UTC
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The Watford Met line extension impasse continues, with the blame for the
budget mess now coalescing around Boris Johnson. It looks like he lumbered
London with another Garden Bridge-style ill-thought out commitment for
little benefit:

<https://www.londonreconnections.com/2017/tfl-confirm-gap-croxley-rail-link-funding/>
Paul Corfield
2017-06-27 07:59:13 UTC
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The Watford Met line extension impasse continues, with the blame for the
budget mess now coalescing around Boris Johnson. It looks like he lumbered
London with another Garden Bridge-style ill-thought out commitment for
<https://www.londonreconnections.com/2017/tfl-confirm-gap-croxley-rail-link-funding/>
I think to be strictly accurate it was a Bozza / Osborne combined effort given the scheme somehow got through the Treasury in breach of the Treasury's own Green Book rules on the required level of robustness on estimates / project risks. Obviously Mr Johnson left TfL with an open ended financial risk by signing the Mayoral Decision(s).
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Recliner
2017-06-27 08:37:11 UTC
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The Watford Met line extension impasse continues, with the blame for the
budget mess now coalescing around Boris Johnson. It looks like he lumbered
London with another Garden Bridge-style ill-thought out commitment for
<https://www.londonreconnections.com/2017/tfl-confirm-gap-croxley-rail-link-funding/>
I think to be strictly accurate it was a Bozza / Osborne combined effort
given the scheme somehow got through the Treasury in breach of the
Treasury's own Green Book rules on the required level of robustness on
estimates / project risks. Obviously Mr Johnson left TfL with an open
ended financial risk by signing the Mayoral Decision(s).
Ditto with the Lumley-Heatherwick bridge.

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