Andrew Adonis has been nominated to fulfil the role of chairing Crossrail 2, by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin and Chancellor George Osborne.
Adonis has previously served as Transport Secretary and as Minister for Schools, and currently chairs the National Infrastructure Commission (a role he will continue). His proposed appointment is subject to approval by the London Assembly and Transport for London Board.
“Without Crossrail 2 London will grind to a halt,” he said. “There are no greater challenges facing London than overcrowding on the transport network and the city’s acute housing crisis. Crossrail 2 will help tackle both.
- For more on this, read RAIL 802, published on June 8.