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Crossrail Jam Tomorrow An Empty Promise - Cortes  

10 January 2020

Crossrail has today confirmed major delays to the opening timetable of the much-beleaguered project, following the revelation of further delays earlier this week. In response to today's publication of the altered timetable, TSSA is repeating its call for a public inquiry into the delays and costs. 

Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, said: “Crossrail is a disgrace and there has to be a public inquiry into its failings.

“Crossrail bosses offer jam tomorrow, but we won’t be fooled by these empty promises which have so far seen years of delays and massive overspend.

“It’s vital that the contractors – not Londoners – pick up the growing bill for this failure.”

The new lines were originally meant to be open by December 2018, but Crossrail has today confirmed their expected open date is summer 2021, more than three years behind schedule. The updated estimated budget of £18.25 billion is now more than £2bn over the original expected costs.

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