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Crossrail gets City backing

INFRASTRUCTURE investments such as the long-awaited Crossrail project, for which construction began last Friday, have a positive impact on the City, a survey out today will show.<br /><br />The data from City law firm Pinsent Masons shows that 77 per cent of the City think such investments will enhance London&rsquo;s competitiveness and attractiveness as a business centre.&nbsp;The data will ruffle the feathers of Crossrail sceptics, who say the &pound;16bn high speed rail project does not have secure funding, and won&rsquo;t solve London&rsquo;s transport issues.