“Today’s announcement will heap more misery on UK commuters who already pay the highest
Europe.” fares in ANDY MCDONALD Shadow Secretary of State for Transport is disappointed by fare increases.
“The procurement of billions of pounds’ worth of work for the Crossrail programme has been a monumental exercise.” SIMON WRIGHT Programme Director at Crossrail announces the award of the project’s last major contract - for a maintenance facility at Plumstead.
“The marginal average annual increase in STEM students since 2012 is insufficient to make a dent in the numbers the profession needs.” RICHARD ROBINSON Chief Executive - Civil Infrastructure, AECOM is concerned that not enough students are studying science subjects at A-level to support future engineering needs.
“It’s wonderful that so many thousands of Londoners were able to benefit from a faster and simpler journey
overnight.” home SADIQ KHAN Mayor of London is pleased by the success of the first Night Tube services on August 19.
“If the driverless car revolution was really just round the corner, it would certainly raise issues about the continued massive investment in the railways. Except it isn’t.” CHRISTIAN WOLMAR RAIL columnist says driverless cars are more hype than achievement. See pages 80-81.