Wednesday, 16 January 2013

[Reposted, with 2013 update] TransportXtra: New railway to Alexandra Palace?

Mock-up of Crossrail ONE station,
which is the east-west London line, opening in 2018.
Crossrail TWO will be SW London to NE London,
to open in the 2020s, banking crisis permitting.

Tues 5 Feb 2013: "Launch of London First report on Crossrail 2, with Boris Johnson and Andrew Adonis"
"London First is delighted to welcome Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, to the launch of its report on Crossrail 2. The report outlines new route options for a potential SW-NE line to support London's continued growth over the next two decades, and has been overseen by a working group of members, chaired by former Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis."
Monday 18 Jan. 2013: There will be announcements about the two routes of High-Speed-Two north of Birmingham, and possibly more inormation about HS2 within London.

Crossrail TWO: Sunday 15 Jan 2012: Rumours indicate that the Alexandra Palace option is doing best in detailed evaluations, possibly then taking over all trains on the Bowes Park branch of the Kings Cross line. 

(If all Welwyn Garden City stopping trains were to be diverted from 2018 on to Thameslink (above) at St Pancras International, that would leave the Finsbury Park-to-Moorgate line without any trains. Which might revive plans to reopen the Finsbury Park-to-Highgate line!)

"Transport for London has outlined options for building 'Crossrail 2' – the Chelsea-Hackney link – as either:
  • an automatic metro railway (first picture below), or 
  • a regional railway (second picture) that would open up new journey opportunities beyond the capital."

Link to TransportXtra,
inc. subscription details
[A blogger 'Rational Plan' reports:]

... In the second case, the line diverges into two tunnels at Angel, where one line goes to Hackney and then Tottenham Hale, before surfacing and taking over the West Anglia line to Hertford East. The other line goes to Dalston, Seven Sisters, Wood Green and then Alexandra Palace.

More detail:

1 comment:

  1. I think you misunderstand the Thameslink 2018 service. The Thameslink trains from Welwyn will be a new limited-stop service not the existing all-stations link to Moorgate, which will continue.