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15.09.15

MPs to debate HS2 redesign plans for Euston

Members of Parliament are to debate a motion on the proposed amendments to the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill, which were unveiled last week

The debate, which will take place today (15 September), has been tabled to allow the select committee examining the Bill to consider the proposed amendments to the scheme around the London terminus at Euston Station and to other parts of the HS2 scheme, brought forward by the DfT and HS2 Ltd. 

If the motion is passed, it will give the Committee the power to consider amendments relating to: 

  • Changes to the design of Euston Station in the London Borough of Camden;
  • Amendments to accommodate the requirements of landowners and occupiers and changes to the design of the works authorised by the Bill in the London Borough of Camden;
  • Amendments, to accommodate changes to the design of the works authorised by the Bill and the requirements of landowners and occupiers, in a number of areas, including, the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hillingdon and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; and specific areas of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Solihull, and Birmingham; and
  • Amendments relating to the extension of the Chiltern tunnel in the parishes of Amersham, Little Missenden and Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. 

It will also give rise to a new petitioning period for each additional provision and consultation on Supplementary Environmental Information. 

This is the fourth round of instructions to the HS2 Select Committee and the third and fourth set of additional provisions. The third instruction to the Committee – and second set of additional provisions – was debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Camden Council, which criticised the latest plans for Euston, said that on Thursday 17 September 2015 it expects the additional provision (AP3), providing full details of plans at Euston and its accompanying Environmental Statement, detailing the impact of plans on the area, to be issued. 

The additional provision to the Bill will, subject to Parliamentary approval, trigger a petitioning process that is expected to open on Friday 25 September and close on Friday 23 October 2015. 

Providing the motion is passed the local authority said it will be petitioning and responding to the Environmental Statement.

Comments

Gerald Hunting   15/09/2015 at 17:09

In the light of the recent article in the Daily Telegraph regarding the drastic reduction in the number of Euston's platforms serving routes operated by London Midland, Virgin and London Overground, does your magazine concur with the forecast effect that this will have on services? If so, one can imagine that when the commuting population in the areas affected wakes up to the situation there will be uproar.

Neil Palmer   15/09/2015 at 19:41

The suggestion of routing many of the London Midland trains into Crossrail through a connection with the WCML near Old Oak Common makes a lot of sense and would reduce the platform occupation, and number of passengers transferring to/from the tube at Euston.

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