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09.06.14

TfL launches second consultation on Crossrail 2

A second consultation on Crossrail 2, which will look at variations to the proposed route, has been launched by Transport for London (TfL).

The new review has been launched because the results of an earlier consultation on Crossrail 2 raised some issues on specific route alignments. However, it also revealed that there was considerable support for the infrastructure project, particularly for the Regional route option (the other option was nicknamed 'Metro')

Work carried out to review the comments and proposed changes by the public consultation in 2013 identified some potential changes to the route which may offer further passenger benefits, better value for money and potentially better opportunities for local growth and regeneration to increase the supply of housing and jobs.

As a result, the new consultation will look specifically at:

  • Alternative route alignments in the London borough of Hackney;
  • Extending the terminal destination for Crossrail 2 from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate; and
  • Alternative locations for the proposed station in Chelsea.

TfL’s managing director of planning, Michèle Dix said: “People can clearly see the immense value of Crossrail 2, which will create a new high frequency, high capacity rail line with shorter journey times between southwest and northeast London.

“Crossrail 2 is a vital addition to London’s transport system and as we move forward with this second consultation we’re another step closer to making it a reality.”

Mayor of London Boris Johnson also stated that if London and its economy are to keep moving then it’s essential that “we crack on and get Crossrail 2 delivered”.

The consultation will run for six weeks, from 9 June to 25 July 2014. More information can be found at www.crossrail2.co.uk. Local drop-in sessions for people to find out more about the options will be held in Chelsea, Hackney and Dalston from mid-June. The results of this second consultation will inform a revision to the project safeguarding later in the year. More detailed design will then be needed and an application for Powers to build could take place in 2018. 

(Map copyright TfL)

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