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London Underground is inviting bids for £1bn of work in an effort to inject more competition into the upgrade of the Tube. The work falls outside the scope of the £4bn programme planned under the public private partnership with contractors Metronet and Tube Lines over the next five years. It has named Birse, Gleeson and Taylor Woodrow as framework bidders for the work, which will include station capacity increases and an expanded mobility access programme. The framework bidders will compete for the work with and Tube Lines.

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