It would appear that following on from the Metronet debacle, it is a case of once bitten twice shy.
That at least is the view of Terry Morgan, chief executive of the company responsible for maintaining and upgrading the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines, said he would not put Tube Lines at risk by simply taking on Metronet work.
"I think there's a number of things to happen yet," Mr Morgan said, referring to Metronet's decision to call in administrator Ernst & Young.
"First, someone has got to make certain it can't happen again. Tim O'Toole [London Underground managing director] and the mayor [Ken Livingstone] have made it clear there will have to be some changes with the way the Metronet contracts are let and London Underground will have to rescope the programme."
Source The Daily Telegraph