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Boris threatens to sue Tube Lines over price

MAYOR Boris Johnson has threatened to take legal action against Tube Lines, after Private Public Partnership (PPP) arbiter, Chris Bolt said the rail contractor can charge? £4.46bn for its services.

The decision followed a dispute between Tube Lines and Transport for London (TfL) over the cost of London’s underground rail system.

The mayor, along with TfL, said that “Londoners and taxpayers were being asked to write a blank cheque to prop up ailing Tube Lines”.

“In making his draft directions the PPP Arbiter has gone beyond his powers and, as such, we are examining all our options, including legal remedies,” said a statement from the mayor’s office.