CROSSRAIL 2 CONSULTATION - Should it come to Turnpike Lane?

From the Crossrail 2 website :

Proposals for Crossrail 2 have been developed with the aim of providing additional rail capacity in a south west and north east corridor through London.

In 2013 two route options were consulted on: the metro and regional options. Nearly 14,000 responses were received and more than 80 per cent of these supported the regional option.

Full details, including the consultation report of the 2013 consultation, can be found on Transport for London’s consultation website.

Since then we have been working on potential route alignments, station locations and branch options.

Following feedback we have revised proposals for the route through Chelsea, Dalston, Hackney and New Southgate.

From Monday 9 June we will be consulting again, on proposed changes along the route at these locations. These are:

  • The location of a station in Chelsea
  • An extension from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate
  • The route alignment in Dalston and Hackney

To have your say on our proposals, visit the TfL consultation website. The consultation closes on Friday 25 July.

As part of the consultation, we will be hosting local drop-in sessions in Chelsea, Dalston and Hackney. Officers from Transport for London and Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions about the project and what we are proposing in your area.

What is safeguarding?

The safeguarding for the route will be updated in 2015 by the Department for Transport, supported by Transport for London. Safeguarding is the statutory process of protecting a particular location from significant adverse development. We need to safeguard the route so that other developments do not affect the construction and operations of the railway.

Safeguarding does not set out exactly where the track will be laid, but protects a corridor in which we can build it.

Further consultation will occur before the route alignment and station locations are finalised.

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It doesn't seem like the changes affect if cross rail should come to Turnpike Lane. That decision seems to have been made already.


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