Second consultation on Crossrail 2 route launched

Out-Law News | 11 Jun 2014 | 3:15 pm |

Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail have launched a new consultation on Crossrail 2, proposing variations to the scheme's route through London.

An initial consultation into plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed north-east to south-west rail line through London into Surrey and Hertfordshire, took place in summer 2013. The consultation identified potential changes to the route and to the locations of stations and terminal destinations.

The new consultation seeks feedback on the following variations to the proposed route: a northward extension of the route within London, with a terminus at New Southgate in Barnet, rather than Alexandra Palace; alterations to the route through Dalston and Hackney in East London; and an alternative location for the proposed station in Chelsea.

Feedback from the consultation will inform an application to the secretary of state for transport for a revision of safeguarding directions later in 2014. 

TfL and Network Rail anticipate an application for powers to build in late 2017 or 2018, with the potential for construction to commence by 2020, if funding can be secured.

The consultation closes on 25 July.