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Crossrail 18/04/2019 at 23:16 #117710
BarryM
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BBC News. Crossrail could be delayed until 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47967766

Barry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 10:13 #117719
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BarryM in post 117710 said:
BBC News. Crossrail could be delayed until 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47967766
Nearly 3 years later than the original opening date and no doubt it will cost a lot more too!

Not really surprised to be honest. I worked in the Construction industry for 25 years and I can't think of a single project that was delivered on time. On most, we were still commissioning the building after the client had occupied it!

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 11:14 #117721
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bugsy in post 117719 said:
BarryM in post 117710 said:
BBC News. Crossrail could be delayed until 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47967766
Nearly 3 years later than the original opening date and no doubt it will cost a lot more too!

Not really surprised to be honest. I worked in the Construction industry for 25 years and I can't think of a single project that was delivered on time. On most, we were still commissioning the building after the client had occupied it!
The problem is that unless something's complicated it's not "modern".

Peter

One of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 11:50 #117723
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So which will be ready first: Crossrail or Berlin Airport?


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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 13:08 #117728
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KymriskaDraken in post 117723 said:
So which will be ready first: Crossrail or Berlin Airport?


Kev
Mmmm........ Even that has been delayed.

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 21:44 #117737
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Here, north of the Haggis Line, we have an interesting view on project completion, though this is off (rail) topic.

My wife and I walked across the Queensferry Crossing on 3 Sep 17, and the bridge was officially opened by HM the Queen on 4 Sep 17 in the presence of our FM, "Wee Nicola". For ten months after the "opening", and possibly more, we had overnight lane restrictions, so that the bridge could be properly "finished". However, it did open "on time and under budget". Pity they couldn't have such a fiction on Crossrail!

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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 22:11 #117738
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bugsy in post 117719 said:
BarryM in post 117710 said:
BBC News. Crossrail could be delayed until 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47967766
Nearly 3 years later than the original opening date and no doubt it will cost a lot more too!
Trivial delay compared with Thameslink 2000.

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Crossrail 19/04/2019 at 22:16 #117739
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clive in post 117738 said:


Trivial delay compared with Thameslink 2000.
Must be a 'rolling' programme then. (pun intended)

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Crossrail 20/04/2019 at 08:29 #117745
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Funny how everyone forgets HS1 opened on time and within budget. But then that was perhaps a bit too 'old railway' for the propagandists to acknowledge.
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Crossrail 20/04/2019 at 19:54 #117768
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Humorist in post 117737 said:
Here, north of the Haggis Line, we have an interesting view on project completion, though this is off (rail) topic.

My wife and I walked across the Queensferry Crossing on 3 Sep 17, and the bridge was officially opened by HM the Queen on 4 Sep 17 in the presence of our FM, "Wee Nicola". For ten months after the "opening", and possibly more, we had overnight lane restrictions, so that the bridge could be properly "finished". However, it did open "on time and under budget". Pity they couldn't have such a fiction on Crossrail!

Pity you let your political bias get in the way of a tremendous job of engineering. I guess if it was built by any other government there would have been no snagging issues. Also I see you omit the fact that electrification of much of the central belt has been completed on time on budget. I am sure " wee Nicola" will be well pleased.

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Crossrail 20/04/2019 at 20:24 #117770
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tynie123 in post 117768 said:
Humorist in post 117737 said:
Here, north of the Haggis Line, we have an interesting view on project completion, though this is off (rail) topic.

My wife and I walked across the Queensferry Crossing on 3 Sep 17, and the bridge was officially opened by HM the Queen on 4 Sep 17 in the presence of our FM, "Wee Nicola". For ten months after the "opening", and possibly more, we had overnight lane restrictions, so that the bridge could be properly "finished". However, it did open "on time and under budget". Pity they couldn't have such a fiction on Crossrail!

Pity you let your political bias get in the way of a tremendous job of engineering. I guess if it was built by any other government there would have been no snagging issues. Also I see you omit the fact that electrification of much of the central belt has been completed on time on budget. I am sure " wee Nicola" will be well pleased.
and free to use unlike the Humber, Dartford or Severn crossings. (Scottish taxation differences aside). I was really impressed with it when I was up there recently.

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Crossrail 23/04/2019 at 18:21 #117804
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Another couple of years wont hurt - I remember going to Paddington station many years ago to see a mock up of the proposed class 341 Crosrail trains. I picked up this leaflet at the time.


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