2015: Public consultation (closed 8 January 2016)
Jan 2015: LBM’s response www.merton.gov.uk/crossrail2
Spring 2016: Government funding commitment for Crossrail 2 scheme development in the Budget
2016: Options testing – including alternative options for Wimbledon Station
2017: Business Plan refinement and further consultation; TfL/CR2 currently awaits government approval of the Business Plan, upon which future developments are contingent
The proposed next steps from the Crossrail 2 website are:
2017: Further development, option testing and analysis. Public consultation on preferred route and safeguarding
2018: Ongoing analysis of feedback received during public consultations, single preferred option is finalised, development of funding package
2020: Submit application to Parliament to build Crossrail 2
Early 2020s – early 2030s: Construct and test Crossrail 2
Early 2030s: Crossrail 2 opens to the public.
As we find out more about the process and any useful dates we will share them with you.
Whilst Crossrail 2 and Merton Council's Masterplan are both long-term projects, both will involve community consultation throughout 2017.
We show below and right the timeline for the two projects, set out as accurately as possible on the basis of available information and some delay caused by a variety of events in the political arena:
Merton Council’s Borough Character Study
The council’s urban design team will progress the Wimbledon Town section of the Borough Character Study. This will be published online for comment and to influence planning applications early 2017.
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