Government Delivery of Mayoral Policies (Supplementary) [14]

Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair,TfL)

Question

Of course. You have actually pre-empted a question I was going to ask about Euston's ability to cope without Crossrail 2 if HS2 does go ahead. Do you think it is the case, then, that HS2 cannot go ahead into Euston if we do not get Crossrail 2?

Answer

Answer for Government Delivery of Mayoral Policies (Supplementary) [14]

Answer for Government Delivery of Mayoral Policies (Supplementary) [14]

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair,TfL)

It follows from what I have said that there are several conditions I have made before accepting the scheme. First of all, I think the business case needs to be better spelled out and more robust. I think there are some question marks starting to appear about that. There need to be better mitigations in West London. We have a tunnel at Ruislip. We need more. They are to protect West Londoners from disturbance and noise. Third, yes, absolutely, you seriously cannot bring huge numbers of people into Euston without dealing with the issue of how to unload them. Crossrail 2 is part of the answer.