Re: Swiss efficiency
The project planned in the 1940's and still yet to happen?
It's easy to be "in-budget" when nobody remembers what the original budget even was.
It's easy to be "on-time" when you still haven't delivered anything and "on-time" is supposed to be 2017 (or actually 2018 now, possibly).
Literally, Crossrail is the entire antithesis of your counterpoint.