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Shifting targets

Metronet chairman Keith Clarke says that comments made by LUL about the contractor underperforming are unfair because it compares Metronet's performance against its original bid. These performance targets were revised to be less onerous in the final deal and, according to these later benchmarks, Metronet is performing well.

But London Underground managing director Tim O'Toole counters: 'They just thought they could do 300m at a time in the bid - like they could on heavy rail. But when they realised the complications of the aged system, they said they could only do 250m. So yes, we do set the benchmark to the original bid.'

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