Second Crossrail 2 consultation
A second Crossrail 2 consultation is being carried out by Transport for London and Network Rail between 9 June and 25 July 2014.
The first consultation took place in 2013 and attracted 14,000 responses, of which 96% were in favour of the scheme in principle: 84% supported the longer regional option, whereas 73% were in favour of the shorter Metro version.
The new consultation will enable the public to respond to three proposed variations in the planned route:
- By re-aligning the route between Angel and Seven Sisters/ Tottenham via either Dalston Junction or Hackney Central;
- By relocating the Chelsea station and rerouting the Victoria-Clapham section via Chelsea West or the Kings Road;
- By extending the line beyond Alexandra Palace to provide a new interchange at New Southgate.
The latter option would incur no additional expenditure as it is on railway-owned land.
The core CR2 route will link Alexandra Palace with Wimbledon via Euston, Victoria and Clapham Junction, and will provide much needed additional capacity for the 10 million Londoners expected to be around by 2030.