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"The Crossrail 2 rail project linking north and south London could boost the capital’s economy by as much as £49 billion, it was claimed today.
"Shorter journey times and more reliable services would help stimulate growth and attract new businesses. The London Assembly report said the £12 billion scheme could also help tackle chronic over-crowding on public transport.
"The capital’s rapid population growth, which is forecast to approach 10 million by 2031, is likely to put the network under increasing strain so new routes are desperately needed.
"... Boris Johnson has put the Crossrail 2 project — which would run from Wimbledon in the south to Alexandra Palace in the north — at the heart of his vision for the future of the capital."