Crossrail 2 is a potential major new rail line for London and the South East. It could create new jobs and homes, open up new parts of the Capital and improve journeys for commuters and passengers across the region.
Crossrail 2 is being promoted by Transport for London and Network Rail as one of the key long-term projects needed to support London's rapid growth and keep it moving in decades to come.
It replaces an earlier scheme known as the Chelsea-Hackney Line, and would help to relieve congestion on both the national and TfL rail networks, as well as support economic development in and around London.
A range of improvements to the transport system have been considered to meet the various needs that London is facing over the coming years, but none offers the same scale of benefits as Crossrail 2.
Two options are being considered for Crossrail 2.
The Metro option
An underground railway between Wimbledon and Alexandra Palace. The frequency could be up to 40 trains per hour.
The Regional option
A combined underground and overground railway, operating from Alexandra Palace and Hertfordshire to various locations in south west London and Surrey. The frequency could be up to 30 trains per hour.
The 2013 consultation
We carried out the first public consultation on Crossrail 2 between 14 May and 2 August 2013. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to respond.
Everyone that has provided their email address through the consultation will receive updates on the report and project in general. If you would like to register for these updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the consultation are now available. Read the Crossrail 2 Consultation Report (PDF 3MB).
The proposed next steps are:
- 2014: Protect a preferred route from development by using a legal process known as safeguarding. The current route safeguarded is known as the Chelsea-Hackney line
- 2014-15: Planning work on the preferred (Metro/Regional) option
- Late 2015: Undertake a public consultation on the preferred option
- 2016-19: Detailed design, further consultation and application for planning powers
- 2020-2030: Construct and test Crossrail 2
- Early 2030s: Crossrail 2 opens to the public
When there is a milestone for Crossrail 2, or we have an update on the scheme, this page will be updated.
If you have any questions relating to Crossrail 2, please email email@example.com