I remember the initial modest budget for Middlesbrough station improvements & walk past regularly & look at £34m & wonder what could cost £34m take a decade, it seems, to build &, the few times I've been in the station, remain so hidden from view..... what has the money gone on?? the London link??
It is a shame the leaders back in the day saw fit to remove the trams from the town & region - I can forgive them their short-sightedness - however that & light rail as proposed in the link info would certainly benefit the region..
I won't pretend to know anything relating to how much this kind of thing costs so could be wide of the mark - but the fact part of the area was structually failing and in danger of falling in - it was probably a costly addition?
There's only one person responsible for spaffing that money away and it's Boris Johnson.maybe, ...decades of underfunding in the area... [ TBH most of the UK with the exception for London & SE ]
'failed' proposal for London 'garden' bridge cost £53m... nice one Joanna..