Crossrail 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2642
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could you provide an update on your discussions with the government with regards to Crossrail 2?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail 2

Answer for Crossrail 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Chelsea- Hackney (Crossrail 2) line is part of my longer term plans and referred to in my Transport Strategy.

The Government has asked me to review the safeguarded alignment of the Chelsea-Hackney line (Crossrail 2) and report within the next 2-3 years to inform a safeguarding refresh. I have therefore asked TfL to review this taking into account current issues and accommodating future growth as outlined in the London Plan. I am also concerned by the need to integrate Crossrail 2 with HS2 and in fact HS2 means that Crossrail 2 needs to be progressed more speedily. This work is progressing well and TfL is due to report back to me with recommendations for any amendments by the end of the year. Further discussions will then be held with the DfT prior to a Safeguarding consultation.

Given the key timescales for HS2 specific discussions have also been held to progress outline design concepts to ensure Crossrail 2 can serve Euston - dispersal from this station being a key issue. This is an amendment from the current safeguarded alignment. This dialogue is on-going and discussions regarding pursuing Crossrail 2 will continue over the coming months.