TfL has launched a third public consultation on Crossrail 2, with the transport body looking for suggestions on the exact route of the line and where to position stations. Unlike Crossrail 1, which connects towns and cities to the east and west of the capital and should open in phases from 2017, Crossrail 2 will run from north to south, passing through Tottenham Court Road, Victoria and Clapham Junction. Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and Epsom in Surrey are expected to be the stations at each end of the line.
TfL's having a little trouble deciding whether to build a south London station at Balham or Tooting Broadway (the original choice), as ground conditions at the latter are apparently not ideal for construction work. If all goes to plan, the overall project will cost a whopping £32 billion, and should be up and running in 2030, when we’re all 15 years older and even more sceptical about everything.
"Crossrail 2 will be a vital new transport link that will significantly improve capacity on the rail network into and out of London," said Boris Johnson, who we hope doesn't ruin everything. "This consultation is key to helping us to fine tune the proposals and to ensure that everyone with a view on Crossrail 2 can have their say and is listened to." Got any words for Boris? Share them below..