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More jobs for construction workers

May 17th, 2010

jobsMore jobs for construction workers may be on the cards following news Transport for London has purchased tube upgrade contractor Tube Lines.

Work on revamping the Northern Piccadilly and Jubilee lines will now resume after a disagreement over the cost of the project which is expected to take seven-and-a half years to finish.

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, remarked: “There is much work ahead of us, but this arrangement provides the greater flexibility we so desperately need to minimise disruption to Londoners.”

He added the move is imperative in ensuring the job is carried out in a more cost-effective manner and he noted he is also confident the scheme will be completed on time and on budget by construction staff.

Meanwhile, the Docklands Light Railway has topped a study by KMPG, which looked at 19 major international urban transport projects.

The transport system was marked from a list of criteria, including planning and financing effectiveness, political control and environmental factors.

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