Crossrail 2 Update

As I said in my last update, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more cost effective.

I am concerned that we still have not had sight of this review, or the timetable for the publication of the latest route proposals.

I asked Crossrail 2 for an update, and I was told the below:

"The Independent Affordability Review delivered its interim report to the Secretary of State and the Mayor at the end of July. Further work on it is ongoing. Subject to their agreement on the route, this will inform the Comprehensive Spending Review in 2019. We will conduct a full public consultation on the latest proposals as soon as possible once we have a decision."

I have also asked the Secretary of State for the timetable of the review.

 

 

Motspur Park

In June Crossrail 2 revealed they are considering permanently closing the level crossings on West Barnes Lane and at Motspur Park when the line opens. You can find more details here.

I have told Crossrail 2's Chief Executive that any permanent level crossing closures in the area will be completely unacceptable without full plans to address both the road and pedestrian traffic needs.