Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


Are TfL involved in discussions on the Crossrail route which involves building on Maylands Field, in Havering (Essex) - an SINC designated site on the River Ingreborne? Can you guarantee that Crossrail will not threaten this area? .


Answer for Crossrail

Answer for Crossrail

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

The Crossrail project will provide a major new rail link for the Capital, utilising a new fleet of trains. A number of depot sites are under consideration, which would provide the facilities needed to clean and maintain these trains.One site that has the potential to be a depot location for Crossrail Line 1 is in Havering, close to Maylands Field. Cross London Rail Links Ltd, as the developer of the Crossrail project, is in contact with the local authority and other stakeholders, regarding the possible options for train depots. This is a key element in the initial consultation process for the scheme, so that alternatives or mitigation measures can be considered if the project receives approval.Any final proposals made will be subject to the statutory approval process. .