Crossrail 2 Update

Crossrail 2 took a major step forward last week as Patrick McLouglin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the safeguarding for the proposed Crossrail 2 route. This follows the £2m of funding allocated to us as part of the 2014 Autumn Statement, to develop the business case further.

Crossrail 2 is the proposed new high-frequency, high-capacity rail line running through London and into Surrey and Hertfordshire which will add significant capacity to London's rail network.

The issue of updated Safeguarding Directions in March by the Department for Transport (DfT) means the land that may be required for Crossrail 2 in the future is protected from conflicting development. The Safeguarding Directions refresh the old Chelsea-Hackney line Directions and instruct local authorities to consult TfL on planning applications for land within the safeguarded area. Safeguarding does not give the go ahead to construct Crossrail 2 or acquire any property.

The map below highlights the area in West End Ward that are included.

The confirmation of the Safeguarding Directions follows a formal consultation period undertaken by the DfT.

For more information about the what the Safeguarding Directions mean and detailed maps showing the areas covered please visit

The safeguarded area includes the possible route of the tunnels as well as land at ground level that may be used for the construction of the tunnels, stations and ventilation and emergency access shafts. The project team are now developing the route within the updated safeguarded boundaries, as well as the branch lines at either end of the Crossrail 2 route.

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