Aside from the success of the Tour De France in London this weekend, the newspapers have been dominated by more stories regarding Metronet: Metronet chief hails work of rival
"Metronet’s chief executive has admitted the main private contractor on the London Underground should have approached its multi-billion pound station upgrade programme in the same way as Tube Lines, its successful smaller counterpart.
"However, Andrew Lezala insisted Metronet – which last month submitted a demand for London Underground to pay it an extra £992m to cover further liabilities – was facing unexpected cost increases which have not so far applied to Tube Lines. The smaller company is expected to complete the first 7½ years of its 30-year contract to maintain and upgrade the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines near to budget." [from the FT.com]
"Metronet, the company undertaking the majority of the maintenance work on London's underground rail network, today admitted it may have caused this morning's derailment of a westbound Central Line tube train.
"Metronet said it is conducting an internal investigation after a roll of tarpaulin stored next to a Central Line tunnel fell on to tracks outside Mile End station, derailing a train." [from Forbes.com]