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Updated plans move Crossrail 2 project “a step closer”

Crossrail 2 has claimed that work on starting the project moved a step closer yesterday following publication of plans outlining new work to take the scheme forward.

The plans include defining the necessary infrastructure needed to build and operate the railway and explore and address, where feasible, key issues raised during the last consultation.

The project promoter said in a statement that all this work is ongoing and no decisions have yet been made.

“While no final decisions have been made, we have been exploring the feedback we received and have carried out further work to develop our approach, looking at ways to reduce the impact of our proposals across the whole of the route,” said Crossrail 2 in its statement.

On the central tunnelled section, Crossrail 2 has said it is continuing to review alternative options for its station at Wimbledon as well as more in-depth studies of the ground conditions at Tooting Broadway, which could influence the decision to relocate the station in Balham and also the impact of the ventilation shafts this would require on Wandsworth Common. The review has also looked at the impact of Crossrail 2’s plans at King’s Road in Chelsea, Alexandra Palace, Clapham Junction, Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and Euston St Pancras.

Crossrail 2 has said that it hopes to conduct a further route-wide public consultation on the latest proposals following the outcome of the current Independent Affordability Review, which was announced in early March and is expected to report this summer.

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