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No more tweaking

It is great news that the government have at last given the go ahead to Crossrail.
In a typically British way successive governments have dithered about this obvious project for over a decade and a half.

Even better news is Doug Oakervee's announcement that the government and the delivery agent, which he leads, have frozen the scope of work before the project starts.

I believe he is strong enough to resist all the siren voices, which will keep on coming up with better ideas.

It is easy to suggest changes and improvements from the side lines, it is much harder to get the job done.

ALASTAIR BIGGART, arbiggart@btinternet.com

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