TRANSPORT: Sting in the tailback over new jobs

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An expected "explosion" of 150,000 new jobs in London in the run-up to the millennium will pose a serious challenge to the capital's transport system, a new report warned yesterday.

The work would be created in information technology, telecommunications, finance and business services, said the London Chamber of Commerce study. "These figures are wonderful news, but there is a sting in the tail," Simon Sperryn, chief executive of the organisation, said. "By the year 2000, London Underground will be near breaking point ... and London's roads will be approaching gridlock. This is insanity."