Crossrail 2 [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3270
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have raised with you before the need for work on Crossrail 2, HS2 and Euston station to be properly managed and integrated, so residents do not suffer from years of works blighting their lives and you have been sympathetic to the issue. Can delays to Crossrail 2 still be accommodated in a plan to do all the works in an efficient and co-ordinated way?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail 2 [2]

Answer for Crossrail 2 [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I completely understand the unease of some residents around Euston over the amount of construction due to take place there in the coming years.

To address this, dedicated Crossrail 2 and HS2 teams within Transport for London regularly meet with the London Borough of Camden, HS2 Ltd, the Greater London Authority and Network Rail to coordinate the Euston Masterplan and make sure construction programmes are aligned to reduce to a minimum disruption to the local community.

Although the timetable for Crossrail 2 has been pushed back slightly, construction is forecast to start in around 2023. This will ensure the first passengers will use the service in 2033, which is crucial as it means it is ready for when phase 2 of HS2 starts bringing in tens of thousands more passengers into Euston every day. 

Following feedback from the 2015 consultation, Crossrail 2 has worked on a new Euston station design which integrates better with the existing station. The new proposal would also be considerably less disruptive to local residents, as it requires less land to be used.