Having worked on the contracting side of the industry for over forty years, I don't remember ever not finishing a project because there was no money to be made! If that were so, there would be a huge number of projects sitting there unfinished!
Comment on: True scale of Crossrail problems laid bare
The main problem is probably multilayered reporting with each layer being slightly dishonest with estimates of time, etc. Moral is :don't spend all your time in meetings talking, get out where it's happening and see if reality aligns with what you're being told. That's what project management is about!
Sounds like another Network Rail cock up. Time somebody sorted the organisation out rather than let them pour money into a multi layered bureaucratic organisation that clearly isn't working properly and just tells us what's around the corner when these over time and over budget projects are completed. If they ever are!
Also this is a surface dressing problem and the photo shows a pothole, giving the impression that slap dash pothole filling is the 'failure'
Talk about reinventing the wheel! The industry went through this search over fifteen years ago and couldn't really find anywhere suitable with a positive attitude from the local community