David Cameron last week repeated the Conservative Party’s commitment to Crossrail.
Cameron gave his backing to Crossrail in an interview with London newspaper the Evening Standard, although he said the project must give value for money.
“I back Crossrail. I want Crossrail to go ahead. I think Crossrail has that transformational capability to make London a more effective and economically successful city,” said Cameron.
Having examined all the financial arguments surrounding the project, he now believes that Crossrail will transform London.
Although he issued his support for Crossrail, he added the warning that shadow chancellor George Osborne must give the final approval. “Everything has to pass the value-for-money test.” Mr Cameron said, “But we want it to go ahead.”