Cross City Connect

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 10 January 2020.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

What evaluation, if any, has TfL made about the Cross City Connect scheme, which aims to connect HS2 at Old Oak Common to HS1 at Rainham, Kent?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

This proposal, put forward by Buro Happold, Bostock and OTB, was submitted to the Oakervee review into HS2.

TfL previously reviewed the proposal and raised some concerns with the proposed alignment, the limited number of stations and the amount of tunnelling required. Together these matters, in their view, are likely to result in a scheme that would have a very high cost but limited benefit. Given this, TfL is not currently planning to appraise this proposal further at this stage.