Transport for London (TfL) said this week that it would make good on its threat to withhold work from Atrkins, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier because of their failure to perform for the Metronet Tube upgrade consortium.
It said they would not win work with TfL unless they could prove that they would not be distracted from delivering improvements to the Underground.'Will they continue to find it hard to win contracts with us? Yes, they will,' TfL commissioner Peter Hendy told NCE
.Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier Transportation, along with RWE Thames Water, are Metronet's main shareholders. They also carry out the bulk of Metronet's much criticised upgrade work on the Tube.Hendy's comments came less than a month after Balfour Beatty secured the long-awaited main works contract for the £1bn East London Line extension in joint venture with Carillion (NCE
12 October).Read a full interview with Peter Hendy in this week's NCE