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Metronet needs to learn


DELAYS and suspensions on the London Underground network are becoming intolerable and the finger of blame is being firmly pointed at Metronet.

The company cannot seem to get its maintenance work right, leading to continued service interruptions for the capital's commuters.

The contrast with fellow PPP operator Tube Lines is striking. It gets on with its upgrading programme with relatively few disruptions.

Throwing Metronet off the job is not an option. But it seems obvious that the beleaguered consortium can learn from Tube Lines.

London Underground must bring the managers together so they can share best practice, otherwise commuters will continue to suffer and contracting's image will take another kicking.