May 1997Labour manifesto "new public
March 1998Deputy Prime Minister's statement
to the House on future of London Underground.
November 1998First Reading of the Greater
London Authority ("GLA") Bill.
May 1999Report Stage of GLA Bill.
June 1999Publication in OJEC inviting
candidates to prequalify as bidders for the deep tube line (BCV
and JNP) competitions.
November 1999GLA Act received Royal Assent.
March 2000Submission of tenders by bidders
for BCV and JNP.
May 2000Transport for London ("TfL")
July 2000TfL assumes functions.
September 2000Submission of tenders by
bidders for the Sub Surface Line (SSL) competition.
November 2000Submission of Best and Final
Offers ("BAFOs") by the short-listed BCV and JNP bidders.
December 2000R Kiley's Report to the
Mayor regarding feasibility of PPP Structure as currently proposed.
February 2001Announcement "modifications
to PPP to be agreed between Government and TfL".
February 2001Submission of BAFOs by the
February 2001R Kiley's Second Report
to the Mayor.
April 2001Proposed Management Plan for
the London Underground.
May 2001Selection and announcement of
the preferred bidders for the BCV and JNP.
May 2001Memorandum of Agreement between
the government and TfL.
May 2001Appointment of R Kiley as Chairman
of London Regional Transport ("LRT").
June 2001General Election.
July 2001Parsons Brinckerhoff and Deloitte
& Touche Reports produced.
July 2001Sacking of R Kiley as Chairman
July 2001Hearing of Judicial Review application.
August 2001Court of Appeal judgement
on LRT's application for an injunction.
September 2001Selection and announcement
of the preferred bidder for SSL.