Crossrail lessons learnt

1 April, 2020

Construction News article on some of the early lessons to be learnt from Crossrail - in this instance over optimism in reporting

Project management

Rail

An investigation into Crossrail by the Public Accounts Committee has concluded that an “overriding culture of over-optimism” and a fixation on the December 2018 delivery deadline led to warning signs being missed or ignored. Advertisement The committee said it was unconvinced that Crossrail services would commence in 2020 or that an additional £2.8bn of funding over and above the scheme’s initial cost estimate was enough to complete the project...

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  • Crossrail's 'culture of over-optimism led to ignored warnings'.pdf ( 2 MB )