Foresight: A Global Infrastructure Perspective

Easy to read, short insights into trends and issues facing the infrastructure industry.

Let’s face it: today’s infrastructure development is primarily shaped by costs.

Anyone visiting London in recent years can hardly have failed to notice the development of Crossrail. At an estimated US$ 21 billion, it is Europe’s largest construction project, which when it opens as the Elizabeth line in 2018, will run 100 kilometers (km) from east to west, slashing journey times and regenerating deprived areas.

Projects boosting capacity of this magnitude are often plagued by inefficiencies, delays and overspend. Yet, Crossrail has largely managed to avoid these excesses.

What have we learned from the governance arrangements for the UK's Crossrail project? Read our latest Foresight article.

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