Crossrail Audit Blames Busted Budget and Schedule on Mismanagement

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The project's new benchmarks are 2020 and $23.1 billion.

August 13, 2019
Peter Reina - Engineering News-Record

In a new report on London’s Crossrail, the U.K. National Audit Office says the beleaguered transportation project is around two years late and nearly 20% over budget because of poor management. The NAO, charged by Parliament with monitoring public spending, pointed to ill-conceived “aspirational” plans that proved to be unfit for the technologically challenging and vast program when things went wrong.


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