Newslinks | £150m of Upgrades Shelved

LondonUnlocked, The NewsEditor

The Evening Standard reports that due to the Metronet fiasco £150m of upgrades and improvements to the Underground network are to be shelved:

Plans for the much-heralded £150 million cooling system for the network will be scrapped. And proposals to upgrade stations throughout London will be set back years as Tube chiefs divert cash to keep the network going.

There will also be cutbacks on plans to improve accessibility for disabled passengers. Fewer upgraded lifts will be installed at stations and the number of new access slopes reduced.