Friday, 14 December 2007

Crossrail through Commons

The Crossrail Bill has now cleared the House of Commons and now has to be approved by the House of Lords. As previously discussed, there'll be another round of public petitioning. The petitioning period in the Commons resulted in this document, which details the various complaints and the committee's responses and recommendations.

Update: The Crossrail newsletter points to the Lords' Crossrail page. The petitioning period is 8th-30th January.

1 comment:

twic said...

Did you see the bit about floating slab track? Very exciting! I am a bit of a slab track loony, though, so i would say that.

I'd be very surprised if they didn't use slab track throughout; a tunnel is not somewhere you want to be re-ballasting, and the state of the art is now such that the increased capital costs of slab track are more than offset by the reduced maintenance costs over its lifetime.

-- tom