Costs mount for refurbishment of London Underground network

Costs mount for refurbishment of London Underground network

Thales will undertake upgrade project that stalled when Transport for London terminated Bombardier’s Tube contract in 2013, writing off £85m

London Underground has confirmed plans to upgrade four lines, including the oldest parts of the tube network – but at far more expense and much later than under the original, aborted contract.

The notoriously erratic Circle, Metropolitan, District and Hammersmith & City lines will get a new train control system by 2022, after Bombardier failed to deliver its promised signalling upgrade.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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