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CITY FALLS OUT WITH GLA OVER DOCKLANDS RAIL LINK

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A row has broken out between the Greater London Authority and the Corporation of London over the proposed Crossrail...
A row has broken out between the Greater London Authority and the Corporation of London over the proposed Crossrail route.

The route under discussion goes from Heathrow to Whitechapel, where it divides into links to the Isle of Dogs and Stratford.

The Corporation of London wants to drop the link to Docklands as it believes it is expensive and likely to hold up the more pressing link to the City.

However, London mayor Ken Livingstone believes the Docklands link is vital to stimulate the growth planned in his economic strategy for the capital.

The Corporation's strategic transportation director Joe Weiss said there was no dogmatic opposition to extending Crossrail to Docklands, but there was a need to be realistic about such a big infrastructure project.
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