Track opportunities: Camden Road Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3332
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you discussed with High Speed Two Ltd and Network Rail how the four-tracking work being undertaken at Camden Road Station could benefit the HS2 project, and what High Speed Two Ltd might do to fund a short extension of that work west to the junction at Primrose Hill ?

Answer

Answer for Track opportunities: Camden Road Station

Answer for Track opportunities: Camden Road Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL officers are in ongoing discussions with High Speed Two Ltd about all the aspects of their work in Greater London, including potential links between HS2 and HS1. However, HS2 are still in the process of understanding what level of infrastructure would be required to deliver this link, so it is too early to say whether an extension to the North London Railway four-tracking project would be suitable for this purpose. Nevertheless, HS2 will examine a range of options and are consulting with TfL as their work progresses. HS2 are submitting a confidential report to the Secretary of State for Transport at the end of the year.