Crossrail Chief quits his position

News that the Chief Executive of Crossrail, Norman Haste, has quit even before the new east-west London rail service has begun its process of parliamentary approval has received a sympathetic response from Conservatives on the London Assembly.

 

Roger Evans, newly-appointed Chairman of the London Assembly Transport Committee said:

“I don't blame Norman Haste for standing down. This government has made his job impossible by repeatedly dragging its feet on the funding required to make Crossrail viable. Waiting for a decision on it is like everything else in the world of New Labour transport - over hyped and failing to get to commuters on time.