Crossrail

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2691
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Under what timescale might your Crossrail project join up to the West Coast Main Line? Which Crossrail Two route is currently most favoured by you, in the south-west, central London, and north-east? Whether or not Crossrail Two is routed via Euston, are you actively studying connecting the main-line and Underground Euston stations to Euston Square station, which would greatly benefit my constituents, and on what timescale would this be?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail

Answer for Crossrail

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This idea has been considered by Network Rail and TfL as part of the HS2 proposals on the basis it could potentially reduce some of the impacts of HS2 at Euston. However, there are no current plans to extend Crossrail to connect with the West Coast mainline.

In October 2011 TfL provided me with a report outlining three possible options for Crossrail 2: a central London-focussed metro option, a regional scheme and the current safeguarded option. All three include a new station at Euston to facilitate interchange with HS2. I instructed TfL to continue to develop these options and report back to me by the end of 2012 so that a decision on renewing the safeguarding for Crossrail 2 can be made next year. I await this report and will provide more information in the New Year.

In response to my request, HS2 Ltd has now confirmed that there will be a direct underground link between Euston and Euston Square underground stations.