Have your say on proposals for Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2 (previously known as the Chelsea-Hackney line) is a proposed new rail line that would connect the north east of London with the south west. It is being promoted by Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail as a key long-term project needed to support London’s growth and address transport capacity issues.
The scheme would include two new Crossrail 2 stations in Camden, at Euston-St Pancras and at Tottenham Court Road.
TfL is currently holding a public consultation on the proposals that closes on Friday 8 January 2016.
Camden Council’s position on Crossrail 2
Our concerns over the future of Euston have intensified after Crossrail 2 plans show that around 130 homes and 17 businesses may be directly affected by its construction.
Camden Council supports Crossrail 2 in principle because of the transport benefits that if offers to Camden residents. By reducing congestion on current transport routes the scheme could mean faster and less crowded train and bus journeys for people who live in Camden and better access to employment opportunities.
However, we are deeply disappointed that the expanded construction zone and loss of an additional 71 homes now proposed follows the Government’s and Network Rail’s failure to commit to redeveloping the current Euston Station as part of plans for a terminus for High Speed 2 (HS2).
Find out more in our press release: Camden dismayed as revised Crossrail 2 plans threaten council tenants and businesses.
Have your say
To view details of the proposals and to respond to the consultation visit www.crossrail2.co.uk. Alternatively call 0343 222 0055 to request information in other formats. The consultation includes the following drop-in events in Camden:
- Monday 30 November 2015, 12 noon to 8pm, St Giles Square, 1 St Giles High Street,WC2H 8AG
- Tuesday 1 December 2015, 12 noon to 8pm, St Giles Square, 1 St Giles High Street,WC2H 8AG