HS2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0214
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you think it was appropriate for HS2 to engage in large scale noisy demolition work in Euston on Christmas Day?

Answer

Answer for HS2

Answer for HS2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that when major projects such as HS2 need to undertake works that affect existing transport infrastructure, these works are generally planned to take place in periods when fewer or no people are travelling such as on Christmas Day. However, HS2 need to take very seriously their responsibility to minimise the impact of their works on local residents and businesses and in circumstances where large-scale and noisy works are unavoidable, HS2 must offer suitable and appropriate mitigation measures to all those affected.