A Crisis On London's Rail

Unless major investment is made in London subway, trains will be at third world levels within a decade.
September 30, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Peak-time public transport use is growing at eight times the rate of car travel in London, raising fears that as more traffic switches to rail and the underground, there will be increased disruption.Although Transport for London is already investing heavily in short-term measures to deal with growing passenger demand, there is an urgent need for government commitment to long-term solutions.Mr Field calculates that for every £1 spent on London's rail network, about £4 in social benefits -- such as lower congestion, productivity and better health -- were created."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, September 28, 2003 in The Independent
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