Crossrail 2 - an appeal in support of the Alexandra Palace Interchange
Planning for Crossrail 2 is now underway; it is a massive infrastructure investment, which will ease congestion on many of our most overcrowded lines; stimulate local economies, supporting London's growing population and economy.
The Crossrail 2 public consultation is now open, to help will help determine:
• Station locations, entrances and exits for the tunnelled section of the route
• The location of ventilation shafts for the tunnelled section
• The construction sites required to build and operate the tunnelled section of the scheme
• Proposed service patterns and changes to existing National Rail services
There are two options being put forward for the section of the route between Seven Sisters and New Southgate.
Possible route alignment via Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Palace
This option proposes routing Crossrail 2 from Seven Sisters via two new Crossrail 2 stations and then onwards to New Southgate.
This option would:
• Reduce crowding on existing services at Turnpike Lane by up to 60 per cent on westbound trains during the morning peak
• Provide an interchange with the Piccadilly line at Turnpike Lane
• Provide an interchange with National Rail services on the Great Northern railway line at Alexandra Palace, before reaching central London. This option would mean the route would not serve Wood Green.
A possible alternative location for a new Crossrail 2 station at Wood Green
If the line instead took a slightly more northerly route, there would be a station at Wood Green. This option would:
• Reduce crowding on the existing services at Wood Green during the morning peak and reduce journey times into central London
• Provide an interchange with the Piccadilly line
• Support Haringey's aspiration for the redevelopment of Wood Green High Street
• Be situated in the main retail area of Wood Green with access to shops, leisure and services
This option would mean the route would not serve Turnpike Lane or Alexandra Palace.
Your local councillors, together with senior Enfield Council officers believe that the first option would deliver more benefits. It would serve a wider number of people, in the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, and the western side of Hertfordshire, complementing the route to Waltham Cross and Broxbourne.
You can read about the proposals in more detail here
If you agree that the first option via Alexandra Palace/Turnpike Lane interchange would be more beneficialI would urge you to take part in the consultation.
You can comment on all of the route (you will notice that other sections look a bit different from the map at the top) or just this section.
The consultation is open until Friday 8 January 2016
There are two public exhibitions of the proposals
Ducketts Common (across Green Lanes from Turnpike Lane station): Friday 4 December from 12.00pm - 8.00pm and Saturday 5 December from 11.00am - 4.00pm
Alexandra Palace Station: Monday 7 December from 12pm - 8.00pm
Cllr Dinah Barry
Cllr Dinah Barry urges you to support the Alexander Palace route in the Crossrail2 consultaion