Haringey Council is urging residents to give their views on plans for a second Crossrail route that could transform the borough’s transport links.
Transport for London and National Rail 14 May launched a consultation on Crossrail 2 – a proposed high-capacity rail line to link north east and south east London.
Crossrail 2, which is supported by the council, the Mayor of London and not-for-profit business group London First, would provide faster trains into the capital for Haringey’s growing population and bolster regeneration work across the borough.
Two possible routes have been identified – an underground ‘metro’ option from Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace, and a ‘regional’ option that would link to more National Rail stations and extend north into Hertfordshire.
This ‘regional’ option, favoured by Haringey Council and business leaders, would create two new rail branches to Alexandra Palace and Tottenham, offering new routes through the borough that would boost trade and tourism.
The ‘metro’ option would use smaller trains, provide just one route to the east of the borough and not offer a direct link to a regenerated Tottenham and the rest of the Lee Valley.
The £12billion scheme would help alleviate crowding problems on London’s existing transport network as the capital’s population continues to grow, and bring passengers from the north of England to Haringey easily from the planned High Speed 2 station at Euston.