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Lord Adonis outlines new Crossrail 2 route

Lord Adonis gave a speech on UK infrastructure on 14 November at the Guildhall. In it he referred to the Crossrail 2 route as follows: “the proposed new north-south rail line in London including a new tunnel linking Wimbledon-Tooting- Clapham Junction-Victoria-Tottenham Court Road- Euston-Kings Cross/St Pancras-Islington-Hackney-Seven Sisters.” The interesting omission from this full list of […]

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New Consultation on Crossrail 2 in January 2018

According to the minutes of the Programmes and Investment Committee on 13 October 2017 re Item: Crossrail 2 “4.3 Public consultation is critical to the Bill’s development. A consultation round is planned for January 2018, subject to Government approval of the updated SOBC. It is critical that, as a minimum, consultation is completed to enable […]

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TFL Board paper update – Business case to be published March 2017

The papers for the February 2017 Board meeting contain the following update on Crossrail 2 “Work continues to finalise the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for submission to the Government in March 2017. Drafts of the five cases (commercial, economic, financial, management and strategic) have been shared, and comments received from sub-panel members, the Crossrail […]

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RBKC advise King’s Road station may be dropped on cost grounds

This organisation has contended from the time it was formed 18 months ago that a King’s Road Crossrail 2 station is a complete waste of more than £1 billion of public money which lacks any transport justification or financial basis and fails to meet the criteria upon which Crossrail 2 is based.The National Infrastructure Commission […]

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Decision and consultation on King’s Road station delayed to Q2 2017

The following is taken from the website of Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon: “I am very concerned that the latest consultation on Crossrail 2 has not begun yet, so last week I asked a Prime Minister’s question on the topic, and this morning I spoke to the Managing Director of Crossrail 2 who has confirmed […]

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Update on King’s Road station

Official information about the Crossrail 2 project has recently been scarce. It has been suggested TfL may conduct a yet further consultation at various times between November 2016 and January 2017. In the meantime a number of larger economic issues appear to have occupied the attention of the Government. There are also reports that the […]

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RBKC Map showing location of 3500 homes “supported ” by Crossrail station on King’s Road

This is the map provided by RBKC in answer to a Freedom of Information request. RBKC stated: “The Council is very supportive of Crossrail 2. The scheme could support up to 3,500 new homes in borough over 40 years, worth up to £6bn in gross development value”. “I enclose a copy of an aerial photograph […]

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For TfL to ignore its own consultation result would be a dereliction of duty

In response to Michèle Dix saying Transport for London “will try to appease campaigners, but Crossrail 2 decision is not a referendum”, Chair of the No Crossrail in Chelsea campaign, Chris Lenon, commented: “Michèle Dix is of course correct that the recent consultation on a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road was not a […]

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Lib Dem Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon calls for review of King’s Road station after “overwhelming level of opposition”

After Sadiq Khan’s pledge to review the proposed Kings Road station, Caroline Pidgeon the Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor has written to No Crossrail in Chelsea: “Let me reassure you that I do understand your concerns regarding the proposed Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road.  The consultation result did show an overwhelming level […]

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RBKC ignores the views of local people

Their blind support for a King’s Road station irrespective of local opinion or objective analysis has been clear for some time. This is not a Council which listens. It is one which seeks to dictate.

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