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12May94 UK: CROSSRAIL DERAILED BY COMMITEE MPS.

The £2.6 billion London CrossRail was dramatically derailed this week when the Commons private Bill committee rejected the principle of the scheme.Steven Norris, the London public transport minister, said he was 'very disappointed'.But he said transport secretary John MacGregor and cabinet colleagues would now consider a government-backed hybrid Bill to revive the project. But this could not be done without a damaging delay and unnecessary blight.The Government could reintroduce ...

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