Underground denies PPP claim

London Underground has denied it will bring back Public Private Partnership schemes on the network. The RMT union claimed the current row over Tube Lines pensions indicated LU wanted to bring in private firms. But LU's managing director Mike Brown said it intended to keep control of Tube projects.

"There are no plans to repeat the PPP structures of the past. LU has recently taken the maintenance of the Jubilee fleet of trains back under our direct control. Our actions speak for themselves."

– Mike Brown, London Underground

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Tube strike

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