A second public consultation on the proposed Crossrail 2 project has been announced following changes to its suggested route.
Last year Transport for London and Network Rail consulted on the construction of a second Crossrail scheme which would boost suburban rail capacity and, it is hoped, act as a catalyst for economic growth along its route.
Of two proposed options, the majority of support was for a combined underground and overground railway operating from Alexandra Palace and stations in Hertfordshire to various locations in south west London and Surrey.
Following feedback, TfL and Network Rail have unveiled a number of suggested changes, including extending the northern branch from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate, realigning the the route in Hackney and an alternative station in Chelsea.
The consultation will run for six weeks, from 9 June to 25 July 2014, and allow Londoners and other stakeholders the opportunity to express their views on the changes.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “We know there’s huge appetite from passengers and from business to get this project off the ground and as we take the hugely important step in fine-tuning the potential route we’re genuinely keen to hear people’s views.”
To take part in the consultation, visit www.crossrail2.co.uk