HS2 (8)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2819
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

what assessment have you made of the possibility of removing spoil from HS2 construction by rail or by river/canal as Crossrail are doing, as an alternative to lorries?

Answer

Answer for HS2 (8)

Answer for HS2 (8)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been pressing HS2 to commit to reducing the number of HGV movements by using rail or water as an alternative.   Both the GLA and TfL have included the need for HS2 to commit to transporting more spoil and construction materials by rail or river/canal in its HS2 petitions.  This construction approach has been successfully adopted by not only Crossrail, but is also proposed by the Northern Line Extension and Thames Tideway Tunnel projects. 

I will continue to press HS2 to adopt a more sustainable policy on the transport of construction spoil and materials.