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Day: January 7, 2020

Transport for London confirms fresh delays to Crossrail opening
Featured, London

Transport for London confirms fresh delays to Crossrail opening

    The opening of London's Crossrail project has been delayed once again as the completion date was pushed back another six months to late 2021. Transport for London confirmed today that the central London section would not open until Autumn 2021 at the earliest, meaning the whole project will be three years behind schedule. The project, Europe's biggest ongoing infrastructure scheme, has been cursed with delays and is now estimated to cost more than £18billion. TfL commissioner Mike Brown told the London Assembly today that more time was needed to test trains before the scheme, to be called the Elizabeth line, could open. Once up and running, the line will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Stage 4 of the scheme, in w...
US in show of strength with dozens of stealth fighters
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US in show of strength with dozens of stealth fighters

    The U.S. Air Force has performed a huge show of strength by launching more than 50 fully-armed Lightning II stealth fighters in a single wave following an elephant walk down the runway. The 52 F-35A aircrafts, which are worth a whopping $4.2 billion, took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Monday. The exercise carried out by the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings showed the Air Force's ability to deploy a large force of the F-35As. While the exercise has been planned for several months, the execution of it came in the same week the U.S. continues to brace for Iran to respond to the drone strike killing of its most powerful general in Iraq. The Fighter Wings revealed on Monday that the F-35As have now finally reached full...