HS2 5

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0504
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you believe, as TfL and local operators have stated, that accommodating the HS1 / HS2 link on the North London line will mean a reduction in Overground services for Londoners and do you believe this to be an acceptable outcome?

Answer

Answer for HS2 5

Answer for HS2 5

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree with that with the principal that a HS2-HS1 link could enhance regional and national connectivity. However, I do not believe the current proposal is acceptable, principally because of the impacts the design will have on disrupting North London Line operations and constraining future growth.

I am pressing the Secretary of State on these issues.