This is a new railway linking north east and south west London via central
London. A safeguarding direction has been in place since February 1991 for a
conventional tube line, with stations at King's Cross, Angel and Essex Road
(next to the existing station).
The main purposes of the project are to:
Islington Council has strongly supported the Safeguarded Scheme, which includes the following:
The scheme is being taken forward by a new company called Cross London Rail Links Ltd (Crossrail), which is a joint venture between Transport for London and the Strategic Rail Authority.
This scheme is being reviewed in conjunction with Crossrail 1. The development
of Crossrail 2 is in its early stages, current studies are reviewing the
safeguarded route and some alternatives. Preliminary outcomes from these
studies should be completed in late 2003. The current timetable is for the
line to be operational by 2016.