Transport for London’s (TfL’s) funding agreement with the Government of 31 October 2020 includes a commitment in relation to Crossrail 2 that TfL “prioritises safeguarding activity and brings an orderly end to consultancy work as soon as possible. The Department for Transport will support such safeguarding activity for this project as required”.
Therefore, work to seek consent for Crossrail 2 has been paused and TfL is not in a position to confirm when this can restart. TfL’s immediate priority is to work with the Department for Transport (DfT) to refresh the 2015 safeguarding directions in order to protect the route from future development. It is in discussion with the DfT on the likely timetable for this work.
The project has been put in good order, ready to be restarted when the time is right.