Crossrail 2 route options

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You recently published a report on the consultation responses but then appeared to announce the route while making a speech off the back of this but before it has been properly analysed. Have route options been settled? How? What is the status of the East London spur, which you know that I, Hackney, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and others support?


Answer for Crossrail 2 route options

Answer for Crossrail 2 route options

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Crossrail 2 consultation that TfL and Network Rail held during the summer of 2014 asked for views on a variety of options in the Hackney area. The published results show support for both stations in Hackney, at Hackney Central and Dalston Junction, which have been reflected in our proposals for revised safeguarding.  

The safeguarding (which the DfT are currently consulting on) includes a station at Dalston to connect to branches to New Southgate and Tottenham Hale and beyond.  It also includes safeguarding a spur from Angel to Hackney Central, to allow for the possibility of a future extension to east London.

Feasibility work will be undertaken on developing a future extension to consider the exact route and benefits.