TfL “Re-nationalising” Maintenance

Very interesting to read that TfL are bringing part of their maintenance programme back in house. We have seen that TfL are more than capable of taking over private running after the enormously successful London Overground programme. Is this a further argument for nationalisation elsewhere on Britain’s rail network?…

Transport for London is moving Tube maintenance in-house in a bid to save £80 million in management fees over the next decade, it announced today. The Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will be looked after by TfL’s own engineers after it is released from a contract with private firm Amey next year.  The move is part of a drive by Sadiq Khan to cut waste and improve efficiency within TfL to pay for his fares freeze promise over the next four years.

Source: TfL to move Tube repairs in-house in bid to save £80 million | London | News | London Evening Standard

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