MPs attack Boris for stalling on tube (East London Line Extension Phase 2)

SOUTH London MPs have attacked Boris Johnson for seeking to squeeze as much money as he can from the Government before giving the go-ahead to building a new Tube line linking Clapham Junction to east London. They believe he is delaying kick-starting Phase 2 unless the Government hands out more cash. Valerie Shawcross, London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark and also chairwoman of the Assembly's transport committee, said:

The signs that this is quietly moving ahead are all there. We are just waiting on final agreement on Surrey Canal Road and an official announcement. This is the biggest transport bargain of the century and would be completely insane not to put it in place because it’s so cheap and will be incredibly useful.

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