Crossrail 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3070
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

When will you publish TfL's Strategic Outline Business Case for Crossrail 2?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail 2

Answer for Crossrail 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) submitted a detailed Strategic Outline Business Case for Crossrail 2 to the Transport Secretary in March this year. This outlined how more than half the cost could be met through London funding streams already supported by businesses, including an enhanced Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy and a continuation of the Business Rate Supplement now paying for Crossrail 1.

I had a productive meeting with the Transport Secretary in July, where he pledged his continued support for Crossrail 2 and, as we have set out in a joint statement, we have agreed to work together to make the scheme more affordable. The business case cannot be published until this affordability work is finished, and the Government gives a definitive decision on the proposed route.

Given the urgent need to consult the public on TfL's revised plans and prepare a Hybrid Bill by 2020, it essential that we get a timely decision from the Government. We need to get moving now on the next stage of Crossrail 2 if we are to avoid London's transport network grinding to a halt in the early 2030s.