Docklands firms see light at the end of the tunnel as pounds 2.5bn Jubi lee Line extension takes shape

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City bankers and businessman got a taste yesterday of what the journey to work will be like once the pounds 2.5bn extension of the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf in London's Docklands is completed in 1998. To mark the construction of the tunnels that will link Docklands to the City, the heads of six companies based at Canary Wharf were invited on a 2km walk under the Thames. Among those making the trip on foot were Sir David Walker, chairman of Morgan Stanley, Sir Peter Middleton, chairman of BZW which moves in next year, David Vaughan, vice-president of Credit Suisse First Boston, David Alexander, legal director of Texaco, and Colette Bowe, chief executive of the Personal Investment Authority. Also in attendance were Hugh Doherty, London Underground's

project director, and Michael Pickard, chairman of the London Docklands Development Corporation. The Jubilee Line extension will run from Green Park to Canning Town and will carry an estimated 80 million passengers a year - by train, not on foot

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