New route options for the proposed Crossrail 2 Hackney-Chelsea line have been released by Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail for consultation.
Following the initial consultation last year which saw the scheme gather great support – some 95% of over 14,000 respondents backed the project – the team has revised the options.
The changes being proposed are the location of a station in Chelsea, south west London; an extension from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate in the north of the city and an alternative route alignment in Dalston and Hackney.
Crossrail 2 project would create a high frequency, high capacity rail line with shorter journey times between south west and north east London. It would also provide a Regional route into Surrey and Hertfordshire and help cope with demand predicted to rise alongside the forecast population growth of 10M by 2030 in the capital.
TfL managing director of planning Michèle Dix, said: “Crossrail 2 is a vital addition to London’s transport system and as we move forward with this second consultation we’re another step closer to making it a reality.”
The consultation will run for six weeks, from 9 June to 25 July, following which an application for Powers to Build could take place in 2018.
- See attached PDF for full route proposals