Crossrail 2

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Crossrail 2 - Latest news, articles and photos

Crossrail 2 is a proposed railway that would run north-south through central London.

The project was earlier known as the Chelsea–Hackney line (or Chelney line) in reference to a potential route as it would link mainline railways coming in from south-west London to north-east London via a central London tunnel.

The railway’s cost has been estimated at £31 billion, with the bulk of that being paid for by London passengers, local developers and local taxes, but the project is currently on hold due to the effects of the pandemic on transport in London.

British Library extension to include Crossrail 2 tunnels
British Library extension to include Crossrail 2 tunnels

British Library extension to include Crossrail 2 tunnels

The British Library has shown off its final designs for a large expansion of the library to the north of the current building, including early works for Crossrail 2.

Apr
12
Plans to rebuild Clapham Junction Station shown off
Plans to rebuild Clapham Junction Station shown off

Plans to rebuild Clapham Junction Station shown off

Initial plans for a huge rebuild of Clapham Junction station have been shown off, with the rebuilt station sitting underneath a large housing development.

Mar
27
2019
Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body
Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body

Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body

Before it's even finished, Crossrail could be in line for its third extension, this time out to Ebbsfleet in Kent.

Jun
30
2018
Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations
Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations

Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations

Following a consultation in 2015, and the announcement last Autumn of a costs review, Crossrail 2 has been looking at some of the alternative options for the railway line.

Jun
02
2018
Mayor outlines Crossrail and Tram extension plans
Mayor outlines Crossrail and Tram extension plans

Mayor outlines Crossrail and Tram extension plans

A report from the Mayor of London's office has outlined some aspirations for railway upgrades over the next couple of decades, including extending Crossrail and the Tram service.

Feb
28
2018
Crossrail 2 gets tentative approval to proceed
Crossrail 2 gets tentative approval to proceed

Crossrail 2 gets tentative approval to proceed

The long planned Crossrail 2 line, linking South-West London to North-East London has taken a tentative step forward, if funding can be secured.

Jul
24
2017
One of London’s quietest train stations set for major upgrade
One of London’s quietest train stations set for major upgrade

One of London’s quietest train stations set for major upgrade

A small windswept train station in the middle of an industrial estate that sees hardly any trains could soon become considerably busier thanks to a local development.

Oct
18
2016
Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations
Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations

Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations

TfL has launched a second consultation about the planned route for Crossrail 2 which could see the two locations most closely associated with it losing their stations.

Jun
09
2014