Tag : Crossrail 2
Rail industry leaders have slammed the announcement that Crossrail 2 funds will be used to complete the Elizabeth line.
The deputy mayor of London has admitted that money set aside to develop Crossrail 2 will be used to complete the original Crossrail route with Transport for London (TfL) forecasting no income from the Elizabeth Line for the next 18 months.
Crossrail 2 managing director Michèle Dix has called for a hike in taxes to fund London’s proposed £30bn Crossrail 2 project amid concerns about costs.
New details of issues encountered by Crossrail when tunnelling under central London have emerged. They include an incident which sent bricks from a Victorian well “dramatically flying through the excavation”.
The government is looking at other ways of achieving Crossrail 2 goals without building “a single big infrastructure scheme” rail minister Jo Johnson has said.
London transport bosses have vowed to press ahead with Crossrail 2, despite a delay of up to a year in the central London section of the original Crossrail line.
Businesses have demanded the creation of a cross-Whitehall panel to ensure megaprojects such as Crossrail 2 and
Londoners to fund Crossrail 2 in new proposalSubscription
Londoners could be saddled with higher transport fares, increased business rates and greater council tax fees to help fund the £31bn Crossrail 2 scheme, according to an influential business organisation.
Counties could be tapped for Crossrail 2 fundsSubscription
People living outside London who stand to benefit from Crossrail 2 could be encouraged to help pay for the scheme, according to Crossrail 2 managing director Michele Dix.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for more infrastructure investment to help pay for schemes such as Crossrail 2, ahead of the first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA).