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A National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report which has found that extra costs occurred on the Crossrail project because of a variety of issues, including an aspirational style of management.
One of the issues the report highlights is that Crossrail had a fixation on the December 2018 opening date which influenced decisions. This comes after the London Assembly Transport Committee published its report ‘Derailed: Getting Crossrail back on track’, which analysed how a range of factors contributed to the delay, including an “obsession” with opening the new line in December.
The report, which analysed hundreds documents and took in hours of oral evidence from guests in public meetings, has detailed a range of findings.
Amongst the findings are:
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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