Crossrail costs heading more than 20% over previous estimates and more than 2 years late
There has been an "unacceptable" lack of accountability over the delays to Crossrail, a report has said.
Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project, had been due to open in December 2018, but will not now open fully until 2020 at the earliest.
Three emergency cash injections have seen the cost of the route rise from £14.8bn to £17.6bn.
The Department for Transport (DfT) said it "absolutely rejects" claims there was insufficient oversight.
Both the DfT and Transport for London (TfL) are joint sponsors of the project, which is run through an "arms-length" body, Crossrail Ltd.
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London's Crossrail project will probably go even further over budget, according to a report by MPs.
Commuters have been "let down" by a programme that is well behind schedule, the Public Accounts Committee said.
MPs said they were "sceptical" about the Department for Transport's "ability to oversee major rail projects".
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