Saturday, 26 January 2013

High Speed Two announcement on Monday - but what about Crossrail Two?

The leaks to the weekend newspapers have started, regarding High Speed Two. 

London's 'Crossrail Two' (via Alexandra Palace?) may also be announced on Monday, ready for the London boroughs and the public to be consulted later this year. Crossrail Two could be built after Crossrail One opens in 2018 or 2019. 

Tues 5 Feb: "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."

Link to Financial Times
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"George Osborne’s attempts to bolster Britain’s growth potential will run into a full-scale Tory revolt in his own backyard next week, as the coalition unveils the northern route of the new high speed rail network."

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