Consultation opens on proposed routes for Crossrail 2May 14, 2013
Following the publication of London First’s Crossrail 2 report in February, Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail have today (Tuesday 14 May) launched a public consultation on the proposed routes.
Crossrail 2 would create a new high frequency, high capacity rail line with shorter journey times between south west and north east London. It would help to relieve congestion on busy main line routes into central London and on the Underground network, while allowing communities around London to benefit from the creation of new jobs and new homes.
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First said: “We welcome the start of the consultation process for Crossrail 2 today which is a key piece of infrastructure needed for London. Even with the major transport programmes that are already planned or underway, by the late 2020s most tube and train carriages will feel like sardine tins for much of the day. That’s bad for London of course, but as the capital is the engine room of the UK economy, it would be damaging to the country as a whole. We need everyone to get behind this project and make it happen.”