After last years public consultations regarding the route for the proposed Crossrail 2 train link, changes have been made to that proposed route. Because of those changes, more public consultations are planned for next month. One of those changes very much affects Dalston Square owners in particular, and all residents generally. Rather than the original plan of having 2 spurs in the route, one serving Dalston Square and the other serving Hackney Central, to save £1bn there will now be just one route to serve one or the other (to be decided after the new consultation period).
Crossrail 2 would almost certainly be a good thing for us: A fast train route into the City that will likely boost property prices. To have your say you can complete TFL's online survey at the foot of THIS page, and attend one of the drop-in consultation events:
Hackney Central Library, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1DY Tuesday 15 July 12:00 to 19:00 Wednesday 16 July 12:00 to 19:00
Dalston Library, Dalston Lane, Hackney, London E8 3BQ Friday 18 July 1000-1600 Saturday 19 July 1100-1700
For more details of the Crossrail 2 project visit the official website HERE, check the link with the survey mentioned above (HERE), or check out the document created by Joplin House resident Yoni attached: Dalston_Square_&_Crossrail_2.pdf (351.79 KB)
Not sure if anyone is interested, but if you are, the results of the recent consultation have been published. I quote (of most interest to Dalston I have highlighted blue):
We are currently working through the suggestions and comments made during the consultation. We hope to be able to publish our response to the issues raised in early spring 2015.
There were a total of 5,181 replies to the consultation:
· 5,082 from the public
· 99 from stakeholders
Overall support for the scheme, remains high with 83% of respondents strongly supporting or supporting Crossrail 2. 78% of stakeholders answered the question regarding support for the scheme and, among these, 95% support or strongly support Crossrail 2.
Extending Crossrail 2 to New Southgate Considering the proposal to extend the Crossrail 2 route from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate, those respondents who expressed a view, (just over half of all respondents) were largely in favour of the proposals. Of those who expressed a view, 88% agreed with the extended route compared to 12% who did not. 52% of all stakeholders responded to this question, of these 82% support the option to extend the route from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate and just 4% oppose it.
Options north of Angel Considering the option of whether both Hackney Central and/or Dalston Junction are served by Crossrail 2, the 3,841 respondents who selected a preference show a balance of support between the three options: 31% of respondents supported the 2013 option with Crossrail 2 serving both stations 21% of respondents supported Crossrail 2 serving Hackney Central 21% of respondents supported Crossrail 2 serving Dalston Junction.
38% of stakeholders responded to this question. The most popular option among the stakeholders is to serve both Hackney Central and Dalston Junction with over half the stakeholders who responded preferring this.
Options for a station in Chelsea Considering options for the location of the station in Chelsea, and whether a station in Chelsea is supported, there was also a range of support for the three options. Among the 4,008 respondents who selected a preference: 32% of respondents supported the 2013 Crossrail 2 option of the King’s Road location; 24% of respondents supported Crossrail 2 not stopping in the Chelsea area 21% of respondents supported the 2014 Crossrail 2 option of the Chelsea West area location.
There was also notable opposition to Crossrail 2 bypassing the Chelsea area (27% of respondents) and to serving the Chelsea West area (26% of respondents).
Approximately half the stakeholders responded to the question concerning Chelsea. The most popular option among the stakeholders was the 2014 location, in the Chelsea West area (38%, followed by the 2013 location on the King’s Road (32%). The least popular option was a direct link from Victoria to Clapham Junction, with no stop in Chelsea (24%).
I am still of the opinion that Crossrail2 would be good for Dalston and look forward to seeing what conclusions are drawn, and decision made, next spring. Anyone else have any thoughts?