Crossrail 2 plan unveiled

Business group London First have unveiled a plan for a new underground rail route across the capital.

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Transport for London says Crossrail 2 planning needs to begin now

Transport for London has backed the plan to build a second Crossrail link across London. The organisation says a new link is needed because of population growth and the extra passengers using Euston after the High Speed Two rail link is finished to Euston.

But TfL's Managing Director for Planning, Michele Dix, says construction on Crossrail 2 will only start after the first Crossrail link is finished in 2018.

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Labour Assembly Member backs Crossrail 2 plan

Val Shawcross, the London Assembly Labour Transport spokesperson, responded to the proposal to build a new North-South Crossrail link:

"This is critical to continue London’s economic success. London's business leaders and politicians from all parties are supportive of these plans in principle. We all recognise the need to carry on expanding London's public transport network well into the 21st century.”