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Blaming the architecture for Crossrail’s delays is moronic and superficial

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The nasty surprises that have surfaced about the delays to Crossrail completion seem to be of two types.. Those due to the now universal difficulties in commissioning complex (and perhaps insufficiently understood) engineering 'solutions' involving oh-so-clever software, be it signalling or - catastrophically - jet airliners. And those due to a surely far more surprising failure to accurately predict the time required to 'deliver' some of the new or upgraded stations. It does seem quite extraordinary that until relatively recently the amount of work required to achieve their completion was apparently hugely underestimated, but to lay this at the door of the architects and their designs is surely very simplistic - and I'm very surprised if Caroline Pidgeon and her committee have fallen for this.

Posted date

30 April, 2019

Posted time

11:38 am

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