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Last Updated: Monday, 12 July, 2004, 16:39 GMT 17:39 UK
No statement for Crossrail scheme
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Chancellor Gordon Brown did not make any announcement about the Crossrail project in his annual spending review on Monday.

Transport Commissioner Bob Kiley had hoped it would be part of the government's spending plans for the next three years.

A further 2bn is needed to complete the project, which will link east and west London.

The government has already pledged 2bn to the 10bn transport link.

Work has started on the rail link which will provide transport between Heathrow airport in the west and the Isle of Dogs in the east.

It will also include a twin-bore tunnel between Paddington and Liverpool Street in central London.




SEE ALSO:
Brown 'to tighten spending plans'
12 Jul 04  |  Business
Blair gives Crossrail backing
29 Oct 03  |  London
Crossrail given green light
14 Jul 03  |  London


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