Commenting on the announcement of a preferred Crossrail 2 route, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, said:
“The announcement of a preferred route is a big step forward for a project which is vitally important for London’s economic future.
“Crossrail 2 will have a transformative effect on the capital and the surrounding regions, opening up vast new areas for regeneration and creating new jobs and economic opportunities. With London’s population set to grow to over 10m by 2036 there is a clearly evidenced need for high quality transport infrastructure like HS2.
“Whilst the announcement of a preferred route is significant, what we need to see now is the fully worked-up funding package which will make this project a reality.”