TPA proposes measures to save £11 billion on Crossrail 2

Embargoed: 00:01 Monday 20th May

  • Crossrail 2 is a £36 billion project to link south west and north east London rail services via new tunnels between Wimbledon and Dalston through central London.
  • A new TPA report has found that £11 billion could be saved with cost reduction measures
  • The report also suggests that there are separate, smaller projects which could deliver some of Crossrail 2's objectives at better value for money

 

Click here to read the report

 

Today the TaxPayers' Alliance are publishing a new report on the cost of Crossrail 2, and how some key strategic improvements could provide better value for money for passengers and taxpayers. The expected cost for the project has increased from £5.3 billion (or £7.7 billion in 2019-20 prices) in 2000 to £32.6 billion (or £35.6 billion in 2019-20 prices) in 2016. The financial strength of the project's primary sponsor, Transport for London (TfL), has deteriorated due a fares freeze policy, the withdrawal of the grant from central government, weaker growth in passenger demand and the failure of Crossrail 1 to stay within budget and on time.

Reintroducing fares escalation could transfer 20 per cent of the capital costs from taxpayers to passengers, improving viability. Implementing a Crossrail 2 fares premium and an exemption from concessionary fares could transfer a similar share of funding to passengers. As things stand, taxpayers will finance the cost of the entire project, so the TPA's new report looks also into how this bill can be reduced.

This report has found that £11 billion could be saved with five cost reduction measures:

  1. Cancelling the New Southgate spur could save £5.1 billion.
  2. Rerouting the section between Dalston and Victoria via Clerkenwell instead of Euston St Pancras could save £1.4 billion. Alternatives via Farringdon or City Thameslink are also presented.
  3. Removing the station at Chelsea and rerouting directly between Clapham Junction and Victoria could save £1 billion and offer improved transport benefits.
  4. Rerouting the section between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction directly via Earlsfield instead of Balham could save £2.3 billion and improve journeys.
  5. Building Wimbledon station above ground, reallocating existing platforms and tracks to Crossrail 2 (and tunnelling those instead) could save £1.3 billion.

The report also proposes several separate, smaller projects could deliver some of Crossrail 2's objectives at better value for money:

  1. Extending the DLR from Bank to Euston via Holborn.
  2. A new metro line from Fulham to Canary Wharf via Chelsea and Waterloo.
  3. A new metro line extending national rail services into Fenchurch Street via Cannon Street and then existing railway infrastructure from Elephant & Castle to Herne Hill.
  4. A Crossrail 2 spur from Angel Road to Gordon Hill via Edmonton Green and Enfield Town, largely using existing infrastructure.
  5. A new express line between Kentish Town and Canary Wharf via Liverpool Street.
  6. A short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston via Tottenham Court Road.

 

Click here to read the report

 

Commenting on the report, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Crossrail 2 is an enormous infrastructure project but flaws in the consultation process have led to an excessively complicated and expensive scheme. TfL should reconsider Crossrail 2's scope and systematically assess whether particular elements not only fit the objectives but also whether alternatives might meet those objectives at better value for money. Affordability of the project is the primary concern so TfL must reassess every item with a view to removing all unnecessary costs."

Additional notes

LONDON

Barnet
  • Report calls for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's £5.1 billion New Southgate branch as part of a suggested £11 billion of savings and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project.

Bexley

  • Report calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.
Bromley
  • Report calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

Camden

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Euston St Pancras and Tottenham Court Road.
  • One suggested option involves rerouting the central section between Dalston and Victoria via a new station at Clerkenwell instead of Euston St Pancras. Another option suggests Leicester Square, Farringdon and Old Street and a third suggests Leicester Square, City Thameslink and Liverpool Street, both instead of Tottenham Court Road, Euston and Angel.
  • Report suggests extending the DLR from Bank though City Thameslink and Holborn to Euston, providing a direct link to Canary Wharf and beyond from Euston and Holborn.
  • Report also suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents in Kentish Town with a faster route to Old Street and a fast, direct service to Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Northern line Bank branch between Kentish Town and London Bridge.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria (or Waterloo) and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road (or Holborn). This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria (or Waterloo) by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria (or Northern) line. 

City of London

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project.
  • Includes calls for TfL to consider rerouting the central section between Dalston and Victoria. Of the three suggested options, one has a station on the border of the City at Farringdon while another option suggests Farringdon - St Paul's and Liverpool Street - Moorgate, substantially enhancing the City's connectivity with south west London, Surrey, north east London and Hertfordshire, as well as Victoria and the West End.
  • Report suggests extending the DLR from Bank though City Thameslink and Holborn to Euston.
  • Report also suggests an extension of National Rail services into Fenchurch Street to be extended to Herne Hill via a new tunnel through Cannon Street and under the Thames and then taking over existing overground railway lines through Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction with new stations at Burgess Park and Camberwell. The National Rail services currently using these tracks would instead be diverted to new tunnels between Herne Hill and Blackfriars. As well as improving connectivity to the City and access to public transport for Burgess Park, Camberwell, Loughborough Junction and Herne Hill, it would also provide crowding relief to national rail and Northern line services, deepening labour markets for employers in the City.

Croydon

  • Report calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

Enfield

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Angel Road, Ponders End, Brimsdown and Enfield Lock.
  • Suggests instead an extension from Broxbourne to Harlow.
  • Proposes an alternative Crossrail 2 branch from Angel Road to Gordon Hill via Edmonton Green, Bush Hill Park and Enfield Town with a short tunnel from Enfield Town to Gordon Hill. This would take over the Bush Hill Park and Enfield Town Overground spur, use former Edmonton branch railway land between Edmonton Green and Angel Road (currently partly disused and partly a cycle and footway). The buildings currently occupied by Argos and ASDA, together with some residential properties on Fraser Road, would probably be required to be redeveloped as part of the station at Edmonton Green.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Angel Road, Ponders End, Brimsdown and Enfield Lock by rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Report also suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Piccadilly and Great Northern line stations with better connections to the City and Canary Wharf. Crowding relief to passengers using those lines past Caledonian Road and Highbury and Islington.

Greenwich

  • Report suggests extending the DLR from Bank though City Thameslink and Holborn to Euston, providing a direct link to Holborn and Euston from Cutty Sark, Greenwich, Deptford Bridge, Elverson Road and Lewisham.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

Hackney

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed stations at Dalston (a combination of Junction and Kingsland).
  • One suggested option involves rerouting the central section between Dalston and Victoria via Farringdon and Old Street instead of Angel and Euston.
  • Suggests a new express line connecting Old Street station to  Kentish Town, Caledonian Road and Highbury and Islington in the north west and Liverpool Street, Mile End and Canary Wharf in the south east.

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Report calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Fulham Palace Road to Canary Wharf via Fulham Broadway, Chelsea, Victoria, Waterloo, Borough, Tower Bridge Road and South Bermondsey. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf and on the District and Circle lines between Fulham Broadway and Westminster.

Haringey

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale.
  • Includes a call for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's £5.1 billion New Southgate branch.
  • Proposes an alternative branch from Angel Road to Gordon Hill which will mean emptier trains arriving at Bowes Park, Alexandra Palace, Hornsey, Haringay and Finsbury Park stations.
  • Report also suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Highgate, Haringay, Hornsey, Alexandra Palace, New Southgate, Bowes Park, Bounds Green, Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, Manor House and Seven Sisters with better connections to the City and Canary Wharf. Crowding relief to passengers using the Northern line Bank branch, Northern City, Victoria and Piccadilly lines would be provided.

Hounslow

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed station at Kempton Park.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Kempton Park by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Waterloo and Euston with a station at Holborn. This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Waterloo by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Northern line.

Islington

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed station at Angel.
  • Includes calls for TfL to consider rerouting the central section between Dalston and Victoria. Of the three suggested options, one proposes a station at Clerkenwell instead of Euston St Pancras. This would be situated near Calthorpe Street, incorporating a new stop on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines. A second proposes an alignment via Farringdon and Old Street, instead of Angel and Euston St Pancras. These would substantially Farringdon's and Old Street's, or Clerkenwell's (depending on the option), connectivity with south west London, Surrey, north east London and Hertfordshire, as well as Victoria and the West End.
  • Report also suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Caledonian Road and Highbury and Islington a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Northern line Bank branch between Kentish Town and London Bridge. This would enhance connectivity for businesses in Old Street to Canary Wharf and the City.

Kensington and Chelsea

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed stations at Chelsea.
  • Includes a call for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's £1 billion Chelsea station and route diversion.
  • Report calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Fulham Palace Road to Canary Wharf via Fulham Broadway, Chelsea, Victoria, Waterloo, Borough, Tower Bridge Road and South Bermondsey. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf and on the District and Circle lines between Fulham Broadway and Westminster.

Kingston

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at New Malden, Norbiton, Kingston, Berrylands, Surbiton, Maldon Manor, Tolworth, Chessington North, Chessington South and Worcester Park.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from  New Malden, Norbiton, Kingston, Berrylands, Surbiton, Maldon Manor, Tolworth, Chessington North, Chessington South and Worcester Park  by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Waterloo and Euston with a station at Holborn. This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Waterloo by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Northern line.

Lambeth

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed stations at either Balham or Tooting Broadway.
  • Includes a call for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's Balham or Tooting Broadway station and route diversion, aligning directly via Earlsfield instead, potentially saving up to £2.3 billion.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for passengers at Clapham Junction by scrapping the diversion to Chelsea and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Report calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Fulham Palace Road to Canary Wharf via Fulham Broadway, Chelsea, Victoria, Waterloo, Borough, Tower Bridge Road and South Bermondsey. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf.
  • Report suggests an extension of National Rail services into Fenchurch Street to be extended to Herne Hill via a new tunnel through Cannon Street and under the Thames and then taking over existing overground railway lines through Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction with new stations at Burgess Park and Camberwell. The National Rail services currently using these tracks would instead be diverted to new tunnels between Herne Hill and Blackfriars. As well as improving connectivity to the City and access to public transport for Burgess Park, Camberwell, Loughborough Junction and Herne Hill, it would also provide crowding relief to national rail services at Herne Hill, Loughborough Junction and Elephant and Castle, it would also provide crowding relief on the Northern line at Clapham South, Clapham Common, Clapham North, Stockwell, Oval and Kennington by offering some of their existing passengers a more attractive journey.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria (or Waterloo) and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road (or Holborn). This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria (or Waterloo) by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria (or Northern) line.

Lewisham

  • Report calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

Merton

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden and Motspur Park.
  • Includes a call for TfL to consider building Wimbledon station above ground and tunnelling fast lines instead, potentially reducing the land required for a new station (and disruption to the town centre) and saving up to £1.3 billion.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Wimbledon, Raynes Park New Malden and Motspur Park by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria (or Waterloo) and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road (or Holborn). This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria (or Waterloo) by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria (or Northern) line.

Newham

  • Report suggests extending the DLR from Bank though City Thameslink and Holborn to Euston, providing a direct link to Canary Wharf from Euston and Holborn.
  • Report also suggests an extension of National Rail services into Fenchurch Street to be extended to Herne Hill via a new tunnel through Cannon Street and under the Thames and then taking over existing overground railway lines through Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction with new stations at Burgess Park and Camberwell.
  • Report further suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Mile End a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Central line west of Mile End as well as better connections to Old Street and Canary Wharf for residents living near Central line stations.

Redbridge

  • Report suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Mile End a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Central line west of Mile End as well as better connections to Old Street and Canary Wharf for residents living near Central line stations.

Richmond

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Hampton Wick, Teddington, Fulwell and Hampton.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Hampton Wick, Teddington, Fulwell and Hampton by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Waterloo and Euston with a station at Holborn. This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Waterloo by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Northern line.

Sutton

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed station at Worcester Park.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Worcester Park by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria (or Waterloo) and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road (or Holborn). This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria (or Waterloo) by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria (or Northern) line.

Southwark

  • Report calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Fulham Palace Road to Canary Wharf via Fulham Broadway, Chelsea, Victoria, Waterloo, Borough, Tower Bridge Road and South Bermondsey. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf.
  • Report suggests an extension of National Rail services into Fenchurch Street to be extended to Herne Hill via a new tunnel through Cannon Street and under the Thames and then taking over existing overground railway lines through Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction with new stations at Burgess Park and Camberwell. The National Rail services currently using these tracks would instead be diverted to new tunnels between Herne Hill and Blackfriars. As well as improving connectivity to the City and access to public transport for Burgess Park, Camberwell, Loughborough Junction and Herne Hill, it would also provide crowding relief to national rail services at Herne Hill, Loughborough Junction and Elephant and Castle, it would also provide crowding relief on the Northern line at Oval and Kennington by offering some of their existing passengers a more attractive journey.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

Tower Hamlets

  • Report suggests extending the DLR from Bank though City Thameslink and Holborn to Euston, providing a direct link to Euston and Holborn from the Isle of Dogs.
  • Report also calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Canary Wharf to Fulham Palace Road via South Bermondsey, Tower Bridge Road, Borough, Waterloo, Victoria, Chelsea and Fulham Broadway. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf.
  • Report also suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Mile End a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Central line west of Mile End. This would enhance connectivity for businesses in Old Street to Canary Wharf and the City.

Wandsworth

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed stations at Clapham Junction, and either Balham or Tooting Broadway.
  • Includes a call for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's Balham or Tooting Broadway station and route diversion, aligning directly via Earlsfield instead, potentially saving up to £2.3 billion.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for passengers at Clapham Junction and Earlsfield by scrapping the diversion to Chelsea and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.
  • Report also suggests an extension of National Rail services into Fenchurch Street to be extended to Herne Hill via a new tunnel through Cannon Street and under the Thames and then taking over existing overground railway lines through Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction with new stations at Burgess Park and Camberwell. The National Rail services currently using these tracks would instead be diverted to new tunnels between Herne Hill and Blackfriars. This would also provide crowding relief on the Northern line at stations between Clapham South and Kennington by offering some of their existing passengers a more attractive journey, which would improve journeys for those passing through from stations in Wandsworth to the City or the West End.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria (or Waterloo) and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road (or Holborn). This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria (or Waterloo) by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria (or Northern) line.

Waltham Forrest

  • Report suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Mile End a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Central line west of Mile End as well as better connections to Old Street and Canary Wharf for residents living near Central line stations.

Westminster

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has a proposed stations at Victoria and Tottenham Court Road.
  • Includes calls for TfL to consider rerouting the central section between Dalston and Victoria via the City, suggesting Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus instead of Tottenham Court Road.
  • Proposals to remove lengthy detours between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction, between Clapham Junction and Victoria and Victoria and Dalston would reduce journey times to Victoria and the West End for the overwhelming majority of journey origination stations.
  • Proposals to reroute the central section between Victoria and Dalston via Clerkenwell, Farringdon or Liverpool Street would significantly improve Victoria's connectivity to areas in the north of the City of London.
  • Report calls for TfL to consider a metro line from Fulham Palace Road to Canary Wharf via Fulham Broadway, Chelsea, Victoria, Waterloo, Borough, Tower Bridge Road and South Bermondsey. This would increase capacity into Canary Wharf and provide crowding relief on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canary Wharf and on the District and Circle lines between Fulham Broadway and Westminster.
  • Also calls for TfL to consider a short 'Crossrail 3' between Victoria and Euston with a station at Tottenham Court Road.This would reduce interchange requirements at both Euston and Victoria by enabling passengers into those termini to continue their journeys while providing crowding relief to the Victoria line.

ESSEX

Epping Forrest

  • Report suggests that TfL considers a new underground express service from Kentish Town to Canary Wharf via Caledonian Road, Highbury and Islington, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Mile End. This would provide residents near Mile End a fast, direct service to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. It would also provide crowding relief to passengers using the Central line west of Mile End as well as better connections to Old Street and Canary Wharf for residents living near Central line stations.

Harlow

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and Broxbourne.
  • Report calls for TfL to consider an extension from Broxbourne to Harlow Town while scrapping the £5.1 billion New Southgate branch.

HERTFORDSHIRE

Broxbourne

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and Broxbourne.
  • Report calls for TfL to consider scrapping Crossrail 2's £5.1 billion New Southgate branch.
  • Suggests instead an extension from Broxbourne to Harlow.

SURREY

Elmbridge

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Thames Ditton and Hampton Court.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Thames Ditton and Hampton Court by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.

Epsom and Ewell

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell West and Epsom.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell West and Epsom by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.

Spelthorne

  • Report calls for TfL to consider £11 billion of savings on Crossrail 2 and a package of fares reforms to improve viability for the project, which has proposed stations at Kempton Park, Sunbury, Upper Halliford and Sheperton.
  • Proposals would improve journey times for most commuters from Kempton Park, Sunbury, Upper Halliford and Sheperton by scrapping diversions to Chelsea and Balham, and rerouting from Euston to nearby most commuters' actual final destinations in the highest employment density areas in and around the City of London.