"We are now able to update you on the consultation results and let you know that the consultation results report is now available online at www.crossrail2.co.uk
"We are now working through the suggestions and comments made during the consultation. We hope to be able to publish our response to issues raised in the early spring 2014.
"There were a total of 13,933 replies to the recent consultation:
- 13,767 were from the public, and
- 166 from stakeholders."
Public responses to the consultation
"Of the 13,767 replies received, 96% of the public respondents strongly support or support the principle of Crossrail 2. Only 2% oppose or strongly oppose the principle.
"Support is high for both route options, but it is the Regional option which has the greatest overall level of support, with 84% total support, against 73% total support for the Metro option. Many of the responses received, requested specific destination to be served.
Stakeholder Responses to the consultation
"Of the 166 stakeholder replies received, 86% strongly support or support the principle of Crossrail 2. Only 3% oppose or strongly oppose the principle.
"The Regional option has strong support from stakeholders, with 75% strongly supporting or supporting this option, as opposed to just 36% who strongly supported/supported the Metro option. Only 6% of stakeholders opposed or strongly opposed the Regional option. 16% of stakeholders strongly opposed or opposed the Metro option.
"As with public responses, a number of specific destinations were requested to be served.
"We are now working through the suggestions and comments made during the consultation. We hope to be able to publish our response to issues raised by spring 2014.
"If you have any questions regarding the project or the consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
"We look forward to updating you on the progress of the project in spring next year 2014."