Daniel Moylan to oversee City Hall’s work on the Crossrail 2 project
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that Daniel Moylan's responsibilities as a Transport for London Board Member are to be extended. The Mayor has asked Mr Moylan to champion the Crossrail 2 scheme and oversee the work that TfL will do to take the scheme forward. He will carry out this work alongside his current responsibility for the Mayor’s aviation policy - making the case for a new hub airport to the east of London – as well as his wider work on the TfL board.
TfL has recently completed a second consultation on Crossrail 2 to inform the revised safeguarding for the route. TfL is also completing a range of studies which have examined the development potential along the route, funding and financing options and engineering and operational constraints. These will inform a revised business case for the scheme. The Mayor intends to use this to ask Government for funding to take the scheme forward, submitting an application for powers by 2017, gaining powers and procuring the construction of the scheme by 2019 and building the scheme by 2029.
Mr Moylan will work closely with Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport, and with Michèle Dix, Managing Director of Planning at TfL, who will lead TfL's technical work on Crossrail 2.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “If London and its economy are to keep moving then it's essential that we crack on and get Crossrail 2 delivered. It's a vital project not just for the capital, but also for the regions from which hordes of commuters struggle into work on packed carriages each day. Daniel is astute and tenacious. His experience representing TfL on the Board of Crossrail 1, his oversight of Transport for London’s massive investment plan and his work on framing aviation policy in the capital make him ideally suited to driving the work around this crucial scheme.”
Daniel Moylan said: “I am very pleased and excited to be taking on these new responsibilities for the progression of Crossrail 2. As a board member of Crossrail 1, I am familiar with the immense benefit such schemes have for London and the wider south east and I look forward to ensuring its successor will be delivered as quickly and effectively as possible. London is growing at a phenomenal rate – 20 per cent over the next 15 years – and it is only through major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 1, Crossrail 2 and a new hub airport that the challenges and opportunities of that growth can be fully met.”