Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I could not agree more with Jon!

Saw this post, not much to add bar that he's got a rationale explanation for the tragic short sight that's affecting people in charge of our transport networks:

RER at Châtelet-Les Halles, CC / Flickr
Jon Worth » Crossrail and multi level governance
Second, why, oh why, would anyone seriously want to oppose Crossrail as Next Left alleges that Cameron does? OK, the line does not serve too many Tory constituencies, but London is projected to grow over the next few decades and the London transport network is already horribly saturated. Why can we not even manage to get behind one high speed, high capacity line? After all Paris has just five similar lines (RER), each with 10 carriage trains, some of them even double-decker. The hub station alone – Châtelet-Les Halles – handles almost half a million passengers a day on its RER platforms. Anyone who has ever tried to take the Central Line at peak times must clearly see that more east-west capacity is vital.

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