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Transport

Transport for London's legal challenge to the government's Public Private Partnership (PPP) upgrade plans for the London Underground has been postponed from 12 June to 23 July while London Transport commissioner Bob Kiley's negotiations with the PPP bidders continue. The negotiations follow agreement between prime minister Tony Blair and Kiley on 4 May, under which Kiley was appointed chair of London Transport (which controls London Underground). The basis of Kiley's legal case is that the PPP as conceived is unlawful, as it is in conflict with the mayor's transport strategy (NCE 8 March).

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