GLA’S Transport Committee demands HS2 changes

5 August 2011

Great Britain’s Greater London Authority Transport Committee said it supports the principle of HSR development but charged the Government to rethink its proposals to address impact concerns. The letter addressed to the Secretary of State was in response to the conclusion of the HS2 consultation and was agreed by Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat groups on the committee.

Changes called for included: a new London Underground line between Chelsea and Hackney to address the potential flood of HS2 passengers through Euston; alternatives to Euston expansion plans costly in green space, such as line stacking; tunnelling beneath Hillingdon to reduce surface disruption; a rethink on the effect of linking HS2 to HS1 on the North London Line; more detail on the interchange at Old Oak Common, with a view to Stratford International as an alternative.