A number of prominent business leaders have unveiled plans for a new ‘Crossrail 2’ train line running through London, from Surrey to Hertfordshire.
Reported by londonlovesbusiness.com, leading business figures have proposed the London-wide route, which would run from the south-west to the north-east of London, in order to deliver better access to some of London’s busiest areas.
The route, which plans to pass through Euston, King’s Cross St Pancras, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria, could also be helpful for businesses in London, such as event venues, helping to make them more accessible.
Former Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, who chaired the group to examine funding for a new rail link under London, said the report lays out a “compelling plan” with “strong business support”.
Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First, also welcomed the report’s proposals.
She said: “It offers the prospect of relieving the already congested routes into central London from the outer suburbs to the south-west. It will provide much needed additional capacity across the central area – particularly at Euston, which will come under additional pressure when High Speed 2 is built, and Victoria. And it will support regeneration along the Lee Valley.”
If any proposals are approved, it is unlikely Crossrail 2 would open until at least the early 2030’s, reports bbc.co.uk.