Newslinks | 3rd July 2007

The NewsEditor

DLR on track for Stratford International as £67m contract awarded "The extension will run from Stratford International to Canning Town and be connected to the Beckton and future Woolwich Arsenal DLR routes.

"It is expected that DLR services will commence on the extension in 2010." [from TfL]

Metronet crisis: Transport for London ready to take over if necessary

"Transport for London (TfL) has made contingency plans to take over some of Metronet’s maintenance work on its London Underground Public Private Partnership (PPP). The move indicates deepening concern about the consortium’s viability, following its recent claim for an additional £2bn in cost overruns.

"The contingency plans, revealed by Metronet chief executive Andrew Lezala last week, were confirmed by TfL this week. A spokesman said: “As you would expect, TfL is preparing for all eventualities on the PPP with Metronet.” " [from Contract Journal]