In March 2016 the National Infrastructure Commission recommended that Crossrail 2 be taken forward ‘as a priority’ aiming for an opening of 2033.
The proposed Crossrail 2 route will serve stations throughout the south east, linking the south west and north east of London, as well as destinations across Surrey and Hertfordshire.
The project will also help relieve congestion on busy routes into central London and support economic development in and around the capital, specifically targeting some key opportunity areas, such as the Upper Lea Valley, Victoria and Euston and St Pancras.
Faithful+Gould’s role on the project
We supported the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) to the Department for Transport (DfT) in Spring 2017 by carrying out an appraisal of alternative schemes against an agreed set of strategic aims and objectives.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team our team are producing the baseline estimate for the On Network Section commensurate with the design information to support the Hybrid Bill, early stage benchmark studies, and estimating input into design comparison work.
During construction Crossrail 2 will support 60,000 new jobs across the UK supply-chain
Once completed in 2033, Crossrail 2 will:
• Enable the development of 200,000 new homes across the region, by unlocking new areas for development.
• Support 200,000 new jobs once operational
• Increase London’s rail capacity by 10 per cent.
• Provide up to 30 trains per hour to destinations across London, Hertfordshire and Surrey.
• Bring 800 stations across the UK within one interchange.
• Provide additional capacity for up to 270,000 more people to travel into London during peak periods, relieving congestion and over-crowding on Tube and regional rail services.