TfL aren’t happy about delays to the cycle-hire scheme. I’d have thought TfL would have bigger contractor fuckups to get upset about — implementation of the bike hire scheme looks fabulously competent compared to most transport projects.
Speaking of which, TfL have resorted to banning colour photocopies and first-class mail, in order to save every penny. Network Rail, though, seem happy to chuck another £600k bonus at boss Iain Coucher, with the DfT actively stepping back from the matter.
Hammersmith & City line closed for three weeks in order to demolish a taxi rank at Paddington in preparation for Crossrail. That’s, erm, the war on taxis? No engineering work during the olympics, though. The IOC and olympics organisers have decided that they can cause enough disruption by themselves.
Regeneration plans at Wembley include a residential and retail development focussed on a street that people will be expected not to drive on. That’s the war on the motorist, that is.