Hackney Chelsea line

MQT on 2003-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2003
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you please update me on the progress of the Hackney Chelsea line? Will you give a guarantee that this will be an Underground railway, fully integrated with the present Tube network?



Answer for Hackney Chelsea line

Answer for Hackney Chelsea line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Hackney Chelsea Line is now known as Crossrail Line 2. Initial meetings have taken place with all the local authorities along potential Line 2 routes, introducing them to the proposal and hearing their first thoughts. Following a review of the Line 2 programme in late 2002, a decision was taken to defer Line 2 work until key decisions on Line 1 had been taken. This would also allow any lessons learnt from the development of Line 1 to be incorporated into a future Line 2 development programme. Core work on Line 2 has not yet resumed.A railway does not have to be an Underground railway to be fully integrated with the tube. Line 2, like Line 1, will be as integrated as possible with the tube and other modes of travel within London. It should, for example, adopt TfL's ticketing structure and station standards. .