Crossrail 2 - Updates

Closed 25 Jul 2014

Opened 9 Jun 2014


Proposals for Crossrail 2 have been developed with the aim of providing additional rail capacity in a south west and north east corridor through London.


Update - 7 July 2016

We have published our initial response to a range of the issues raised during the recent public consultation on Crossrail 2. Nearly 21,000 people responded to the consultation and we are taking on board their comments to try and find solutions that have less impact on local communities.


Update - 16 March 2016

Following on from our latest round of public consultation, a report providing an analysis of all responses is now available to view.


Update - 9 January 2016

Our latest consultation is now closed. Our consultation report will be available in Spring. If you would like to receive project updates when available, please contact us using the contact details on the right.


Update - 27 October 2015 

We have today launched a consultation with our latest proposals. To access it, please click here.

Update - 16 July 2015

We have today published a Responses To Issues Raised Report to our June/July 2014 consultation. This report provides answers to the comments raised during our consultation.

Update - 20 November 2014

Crossrail 2 safeguarding consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has begun a consultation with stakeholders and the public on safeguarding the proposed route of Crossrail 2. The consultation is going to run until 28 January 2015.

The Crossrail 2 route would partly replace the existing safeguarded alignment of the ‘Chelsea-Hackney line’, an earlier proposal for a new Underground line from Wimbledon to Leytonstone. The Chelsea-Hackney route is currently protected by Safeguarding Directions, which were last refreshed in 2008. These will now be updated to reflect the revised alignment for Crossrail 2. This will include a relocation of the existing safeguarded alignment from south of Euston Road, to north of Euston Road, in order to provide for an interchange with HS2 at Euston, something that was not part of the original proposals for the Chelsea - Hackney line.

Outline design work is underway to explore the options to fully integrate the proposed Crossrail 2 station with the plans for the redevelopment of Euston, working with HS2 Ltd and Network Rail. We are now seeking to safeguard a corridor from Tottenham Court Road to Angel via Euston within the London Borough of Camden.

Safeguarding is a formal process, undertaken by the DfT to protect land required for major new infrastructure projects from future development.  The Safeguarding Directions, made by the Secretary of State for Transport, will instruct local planning authorities to consult TfL on planning applications for land within the safeguarded area. 

Before the Secretary of State decides to revise the Safeguarding Directions the DfT will formally consult affected local planning authorities. The DfT will also inform occupiers whose land and property is both within the safeguarding limits and within 200 metres of an area of surface interest, that the consultation is taking place.

To take part in the consultation please go to the DfT website,

The June/July 2014 Consultation

The latest consultation carried out between 9 June and 25 July 2014 was focused on three areas of the route:

  • The location of a station in Chelsea
  • An extension from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate
  • The route alignment in Dalston and Hackney


Details of the June/July 2014 consultation can be found here.

For the June/July 2014 consultation report click here

The 2013 Consultation

In 2013 two route options were consulted on: the metro and regional options. Nearly 14,000 responses were received and more than 80 per cent of these supported the regional option.

Full details, including the consultation report of the 2013 consultation, can be found here

If you have any questions about Crossrail 2 or the consultation process please contact us at

To visit the Crossrail 2 project website click here




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