Crossrail delays force factory workers to walk an extra mile to work

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Crossrail delays force factory workers to walk an extra mile to work

Hundreds of staff at the Tate & Lyle factory in Silvertown have been forced to walk an additional mile to get to work for more than a year because of Crossrail delays.

The works upgrading a railway bridge has taken nearly 18 months despite promises it would be renovated in only six weeks - now it will not reopen until at least September.

A Crossrail spokesman apologised for the inconvenience caused and said that the footbridge is in a poor condition and will re-open in September once remedial works are completed. 

Report from Mark Blunden. 

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