Crossrail 2 Eastern Spur

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2235
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In adding my support to this proposal I strongly believe it would be shortsighted not to open up a fuller consultation on this option. Will you do so?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail 2 Eastern Spur

Answer for Crossrail 2 Eastern Spur

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is leading on a study to assess the current and future transport capacity in the East London sub-region. This work will take into account the predicted population and employment growth, and explore the scale of future demand growth, in order to recommend solutions appropriate to the transport capacity gap identified. A potential eastern spur of Crossrail 2 is being considered as part of this wider sub-regional analysis work.

The work will produce its first outputs in October. TfL will then work with the sub-regional panel to review options. Should the outcome of this work indicate that an eastern branch of Crossrail 2 is feasible, a more comprehensive analysis will be undertaken.

The overall aim is to ensure that the right resources are targeted at the right mix of schemes and measures to unlock development across East London. The relevant boroughs are already closely involved in the development of this work, and wider stakeholder engagement and consultation will take place, prior to any decisions being finalised.