New film makes case for Euston opportunities to be taken
Camden Council has a released a new film setting out its ambitions for Euston Station and the surrounding area – on the day the Public Accounts Committee have stated the Government ‘does not know what it is trying to achieve with the station’.
The film, which features residents and businesses, covers the disruption High Speed 2 (HS2) has brought to the area so far, the uncertainty caused by the current delay to work at Euston, and short and long term hopes and ambitions for the area and the station.
The Public Accounts Committee today recommend that the Department for Transport (DfT) ‘needs to use the current construction pause to finally establish the design and expectations for the station against what it is willing to spend.’ It also raised concerns about the delay, saying the DfT ‘does not yet know the costs and impacts of pausing construction.’
The Euston project is facing more uncertainty and turmoil because of years of government delay and indecision. It is costing our communities, who have already faced huge disruption and have now been left in limbo.
"They have lost homes, businesses and green space in Euston with nothing to show for it apart from an abandoned construction site
“The Government and HS2 Ltd must bring forward a designed and costed plan for a new fully integrated Euston Station. A design for a single station will save money and deliver a thriving place with new jobs and homes for our community, and economic opportunities for the country.