Crossrail 2 Consultation Jul 7, 2017 17:04:33 GMT
Post by phil on Jul 7, 2017 17:04:33 GMT
No official announcement has been made by TfL and officially the position still is they want the entire project delivered as planned, including the Soutgate branch and a station in Chelsea.
However, given the report by the National Infrastructure Commission (put in place by Central Government to advise HM Treasury on whether they represent good value for money) has previously suggested axing certain things which don't give a good enough return, it could be that privately TfL are reviewing their options internally - particularly as CR2 did not feature in the recent Queen's Speech covering details of the next TWO parliamentary years (in contrast to HS2 phase 2a which did get a mention).
Thus From TfLs point of view, it might be discussions are underway considering the pros an cons of sacrificing the fitting out of the station shell (I cannot envisage TfL wanting to give up the possibility of opening a station in Chelsea entirely) with a view to influencing Central Governments decision making in some way.