HS2 [2]

MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that there are many reasons why Old Oak Common should be designated as a temporary terminus for HS2 but high among them are that by delaying High Speed Rail services into Euston until Crossrail 2 services commence this also offers the dual benefits of (a) allowing agencies to work together to integrate the different construction schemes to help mitigate some of the disruption and; (b) helping to significantly reduce crowding particularly on the already overstretched Northern and Victoria line services during peak periods, which will make transiting through Euston that much easier for passengers. Will you make further representations to the Secretary of State for Transport to ensure the Government hears this message loud and clear?


Answer for HS2 [2]

Answer for HS2 [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have asked TfL to keep the Euston Station masterplan work under review before any further discussion with the Secretary of State.


TfL is pressing HS2 to maximise the volume of site material transported by rail, to relieve pressure on the street network and minimise the numbers of large vehicles on London's streets.


TfL is also reviewing the works required to the London Underground station at Euston to help HS2 work behind hoardings as much as possible, and help keep services running during construction.


Please also see my answer to MQ 2017/1815.