Posted: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Derrick Ashley, Executive Member for Environment, Planning and Transport at Hertfordshire County Council has today welcomed news that the Secretary of State for Transport and the Mayor of London have agreed on next steps for the Crossrail 2 project. He said:
“We are pleased that the Secretary of State for Transport and the Mayor of London are supporting the plans that will see Crossrail 2 extending to Broxbourne, which will not only transform access to the capital for Hertfordshire residents in the East of the County, but will also support our wider plans for growth. As the project is dependent on the 4 tracking of the West Anglia Mainline, we can also anticipate significant improvements on the route from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt, Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted and Cambridge which again will ensure that the potential for new housing, investment and job growth within the county is not constrained.
“The constructive discussions between Chris Grayling and Sadiq Khan are also welcomed as we would hope that discussions around the Metropolitan Line extension to Watford Junction can now also move forward positively.
“We will continue to feed into these plans through our membership on the West Anglia Taskforce and the London Stanstead Cambridge Consortium and show our support for two major transport projects that can contribute positively to both the economy of Hertfordshire and our residents’ opportunities for travel and employment.”