The London Assembly’s Transport Committee is to hold a public meeting into the impact of the High Speed 2 rail line between London and the North on the capital.
Assembly Members want to gain greater understanding of how the link will work alongside existing rail services within London.
At the July 14th meeting AMs will hear from representatives of Transport for London and other key stakeholders and will consider the arguments for and against the new rail link and options to to minimise any negative impacts while maximising the benefits to London.
Announcing the meeting, Committee chair Caroline Pidgeon AM, said: “High Speed 2 has become a controversial project before it’s even got off the drawing board. There are detailed arguments both for and against the proposals but, if it does go ahead, what will it mean for London?
“We will be taking a detailed look at High Speed 2 in its current form to assess its potential effects on the capital, particularly how our existing transport network would cope with the new connections and interchanges.”
The cmmittee will also gather written evidence to inform its response to the consultation, which closes on 29 July 2011.