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Can London survive? The city's dependence on its metro, London

9 February, 2016 | 17:15 - 18:15

Can London survive without its metro system?
Can London survive without its metro system?

About this event

The lecture will characterise London's growth and how the Underground has enabled the city's meteoric expansion. It will also explore current infrastructure schemes and the challenges of delivery whilst keeping London moving.

Finally, future challenges for London and its Tube and how technology and innovation might influence the future will be addressed.


For more information and to book, please contact:

Alexandra Williams
e: alexandra.williams@imperial.ac.uk

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Miles Ashley

Miles Ashley
Miles Ashley

Miles Ashley began his career setting out the centre line of the M25 Motorway in Leatherhead whilst working for Balfour Beatty. He graduated in Civil Engineering at Kingston and worked for Lovell Construction across a wide range of projects, eventually managing the company's business with London Underground and Rail track. In 2000, he was appointed MD of Heritage Property Group and joined the board of project manager, Clarson Goff Ltd.

Today Miles is 'Programme Director Construction' for London Underground and very much enjoys grappling with complex urban projects including the Northern Line Extension and the stations at Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street, Victoria and Bank.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Royal Society of Arts. Miles is a Member of the Treasury Infrastructure UK Client Group and has led work on alternative delivery models and risk. He was also part of the team that developed the Treasury's Infrastructure Procurement Routemap.