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2015
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HS2: Latest plans for Euston shared

HS2 Ltd. shared their latest plans for Euston Station in May’s meeting with the Euston Community Representatives Group.

The plans show that the HS2 terminus at Euston will be built on a phased basis, with the HS2 tracks and station expected to be completed by 2033, as initially revealed in February.

However, this plan gives no guarantees on timescales or funding for a full development of the station in the future. The plans also do not commit to putting all the tracks on one level.

If HS2 goes ahead, we think it is vital for all tracks to be on one level as this design could provide up to 1,900 much-needed affordable homes and replacement open space. It could also provide up to 14,100 new jobs.

A “split deck” design – with tracks on different levels - could throw away these potential benefits, leaving residents with no gain and all the pain of HS2 construction.

The Euston Community Representatives Group includes up to three community representatives from six specific areas that will be affected by changes to the station. HS2 Ltd. has committed to regularly meet with this group and we will circulate dates of these when we have them via our e-newsletter.

We have asked HS2 Ltd. to set up similar groups to engage residents affected by HS2 in the north of Camden, including those affected by vent shaft construction and lorry movements.

Read the letter Cllr Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning has written to HS2 Ltd. on this matter in the right-hand sidebar. 

More information

Camden Council opposes plans for HS2 as currently proposed. If the government does go ahead with the scheme, Camden is committed to securing the best deal for our communities. Find out more here.