Crossrail Extension

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Draft London Plan talks of lobbying the government to see if Crossrail can be extended through Bexley and into North Kent. Will this involve the compulsory purchase and destruction of existing high-quality family housing to construct new rail lines through Belvedere, Erith, Slade Green and Dartford?


Answer for Crossrail Extension

Answer for Crossrail Extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London is working with the London Borough of Bexley and local authorities in Kent to investigate options to extend the Elizabeth Line in order to improve the rail network and support the delivery of thousands of new homes.


No decisions have been made and further work will need to be done to understand land requirements, including whether this would require compulsory purchase of residential units. Any scheme should be Government-led and would need to be affordable, offer value for money and be technically feasible.