MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the proposed changes to the plans for HS2 including the decision not to rebuild the existing station but to build what is in effect another station by its side, with loss of community benefit, impact on yet more homes and disruption of regeneration plans for the Euston area generally, what representations are you making to the Government and to HS2 about this?


Answer for HS2

Answer for HS2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have stated from the outset of the HS2 project, the reconstruction of Euston needs to maximise the benefits for London and the surrounding area.

More is needed to meet my concerns and in particular to provide a step change in the quality of the built environment. Recent station re-developments such as at Kings Cross, St Pancras and London Bridge set a clear benchmark of what should be achieved by HS2 at Euston. My officials at TfL and the GLA are continuing to work closely with HS2 Ltd and the DfT to deliver a world class Euston station as well as optimising re-development opportunities.

I will continue to raise this directly with the Secretary of State to ensure that this issue is addressed.