Crossrail 2 Growth Commission makes new appointments

The Crossrail 2 Growth Commission, which is tasked with ensuring that expectations of growth in employment and housing are met by the project, has concluded its appointment programme.

Crossrail 2 will run underground in 36km twin-bore tunnels between Wimbledon and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate, connecting with the National Rail network in Surrey and Hertfordshire. It aims to increase capacity between southwest and northeast London and provide new connections across the capital.

The members of the commission are:

Sir Merrick Cockell - Chairman.

Daniel Moylan - Deputy Chairman of the Growth Commission and Mayoral Adviser for Crossrail 2 and Aviation.

Greg Clark - Chairman of London Stansted Cambridge Consortium.

Geoff French - Chairman of The M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Andrew Adonis - Transport expert and former Secretary of State for Transport.

Baroness Valentine - Chief Executive of London First.

Richard Blakeway - Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property.

Bob Neill - MP for Bromley and Chislehurst.

Chris Duffield - Local government expert.

Nick de Bois - Former MP for Enfield North.

Richard Akers - Non-executive Director at Barratt Developments.

“The Growth Commission will play a significant role in aligning plans for the vital new railway with creating jobs and homes in the areas they are needed, utilising the wide-ranging experience of the team,” said Cockell.

“By doing this work now we can ensure we make the most of the opportunities and deliver the maximum benefits across the entire route and beyond.”

The Growth Commission will report in spring 2016, allowing the Crossrail 2 team to ensure plans for local development and the route are aligned as work progresses. If the project is approved, construction is expected to start in 2020 with the first trains running ten years later. 

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