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CITY OFFICIAL ARGUES FOR CROSSRAIL

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The Policy and Resources committee chair for the Corporation of London has written in a letter to the editor of The...
The Policy and Resources committee chair for the Corporation of London has written in a letter to the editor of The Times (p17) that 'the City's case in favour of CrossRail was never properly considered by the parliamentary committee.'

Michael Cassidy also argues that passenger numbers have not declined as much as suggested because City employment has not been especially undermined by competition from the Docklands and by 'teleworking'.

Mr Cassidy says that the Corporation is confident that City numbers will be restored to their previous levels now that landlords 'are adopting a more realistic view of the clearing price for vacant office space.'

Once the offices are filled, the already-overcrowded Central Line and other connections to the city will not be able to service adequately the volume of City commuters.

'We see CrossRail as a vital component in enhancing the success of the City of London', Mr Cassidy concluded in his letter to the paper.
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