Labour MP Nick Raynsford’s all-party parliamentary group on infrastructure (APPGI), which is supported by the ICE, last week toured the Crossrail route to give parliamentarians a first-hand view of the impact the project will have in the capital.
Led by Crossrail director Keith Berryman, MPs and Lords from the APPGI visited Tube stations across London to see how they are to be developed during the project.
The £16bn Crossrail project will connect commuter rail lines east and west of London via tunnels under the centre of the capital.
“Crossrail is such an important civil engineering project for London and it’s great to get a feel, first hand, for how it will impact on the city. In particular, it was very valuable to see the complexities and challenges involved in each of the central London stations sites,” said Raynsford.
“The APPGI has a busy calendar of site visits and debates this year and we couldn’t have had a better start to the programme.”
The ICE has helped the APPGI drive forward its public affairs agenda and foster influence across government. A number of further activities are planned for the group, including a debate later this month on airport infrastructure.