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MPs this week agreed to defer the committee stage of the enabling bill for the £2 billion CrossRail scheme until January 25 next year.The move follows orders by the Department of Transport for a reappraisal of the scheme.The aim is to cut the cost and redefine the project to make it attractive to private firms as a joint venture with the public sector.The review goes right back to the conceptual drawing board.It proposes rethinking the tunnelled route from Paddington, in west London, ...

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