House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0217
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill has said:

"We agree with these petitioners as to their main aspiration" (i.e. the comprehensive development of the station). "The new station, which will eventually emerge after so much expenditure of public funds and so much misery endured by Camden residents, ought to be a world-classrailway station, and the splitting of its design into two different operations seems unlikely to assist in the achievement of that objective. We earnestly urge the Secretary of State to ensure that funding is provided for the second planning stage to proceed as soon as possible. But although HS2 Ltd and Network Rail are both in the public sector, they have different managements, different business plans, and different budgetary restraints. We do not feel able to direct, rather than to exhort…"

Will you lobby the Government to ensure that these proposals are accepted?

Answer

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [2]

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My position regarding the need for an integrated and comprehensive world-classrailway station at Euston, which includes provision for Crossrail 2, is unchanged. I will continue to make this point to Government at every available opportunity.