The designers of Crossrail 2 are considering alterations to the current proposed route in light of the 21,000 strong response from a public consultation.
A major element Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail are considering in response to the consultation is integrating the station entrance at Dalston into the Kingsland Shopping Centre.
At Angel, engineers have reduced the size of the planned worksite at Chapel Market and are also revising pedestrian links.
At Clapham Junction, TfL is also looking at putting an additional entrance on St John’s Hill. In Alexandra Park, engineers have found a way to reduce the planned worksite so there will be less impact on green space.
The proposals for Crossrail 2 will see it connecting National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire with an underground tunnel beneath central London between Wimbledon and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate.
No final decisions have yet been made on the proposed route, but the consultation results are helping to develop it.
“Taking into account the views of people along the length of the proposed route is an integral part of our design process for Crossrail 2. It helps ensure we can design a railway that not only meets the strategic needs of the scheme but the local needs of the people it will serve,” said TfL’s managing director for Crossrail 2 Michèle Dix.
“The responses to the consultation are helping us develop our proposals further. This work will continue to make sure that the benefits of Crossrail 2 spread right out across London, Surrey, Hertfordshire and beyond,” added Network Rail’s head of Crossrail 2 Chris Curtis.
There is currently a £160M fund to develop Crossrail 2 so that a Hybrid Bill can be launched in 2019. Its design and construction could generate 60,000 full-time jobs.