Tag Archives: Transport for London

UK airports: Boris Island crash-lands

There’s been a lot of talk in the UK recently about the relative merits of expanding our biggest and busiest airport, London Heathrow, or building an entirely new one in the Thames Estuary as London Mayor Boris Johnson still wants. … Continue reading

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Boris’ London airport plans: unpicking the finance

It is not only “the establishment”, “the Treasury” and “the CBI*” who don’t support London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans for a new giant London airport, as Boris himself said in an interview with the Financial Times last week. It’s private capital. Even … Continue reading

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Crossrail decision exposes lack of faith in private cash

On Friday, the Department for Transport abruptly announced that it was pulling the plug on plans to use private finance – effectively a public-private partnership – to pay for the trains for the forthcoming Crossrail line across London. This came as some surprise; … Continue reading

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