Council calls for crossrail backing

Enfield Independent: Council calls for crossrail 2 support Council calls for crossrail 2 support

Businesses and residents are being urged to back a new overground rail route that will run through the area.

Enfield Borough Council is calling for people to support Crossrail 2, which will run through New Southgate station and into Surrey and Hertfordshire.

The authority is strongly in favour of the plans and is asking the people of Enfield to support and lobby the government to deliver the project as soon as possible.

The new service could be in place by 2031 and would reduce the journey time between New Southgate and Victoria station to 21 minutes.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, Councillor Chris Bond, said: “Crossrail 2 coming to New Southgate would be a massive deal for this borough, it would significantly improve transport links to Enfield and give residents greater mobility and personal freedom to access jobs opportunities and services, it would reduce congestion, drive economic growth and revitalise the borough’s economy.

”I’d urge residents to take part in this consultation and say ‘yes’ to Crossrail 2, its an exciting opportunity for Enfield and  supports the council’s efforts to attract investment and better transport infrastructure to the borough.

"We are a business-friendly council and bringing Crossrail 2 to Enfield will be a real boon to the companies in New Southgate and further afield.”

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4:58pm Fri 11 Jul 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

The details of the crossrail2 proposals may be found on line at www.consultations.tf
l.gov.uk/crossrail/j
une-2014. the consultation continues until 25th July 2014. Enfield residents would benefit from both the regional and Metro options. The regional option supports the residential development and regeneration of the Lea Valley corridor. The extension of the Metro option to New Southgate would utilise railway land for a station along side Oakleigh Road South accessing and regenerating the low density housing in the vicinity.
The details of the crossrail2 proposals may be found on line at www.consultations.tf l.gov.uk/crossrail/j une-2014. the consultation continues until 25th July 2014. Enfield residents would benefit from both the regional and Metro options. The regional option supports the residential development and regeneration of the Lea Valley corridor. The extension of the Metro option to New Southgate would utilise railway land for a station along side Oakleigh Road South accessing and regenerating the low density housing in the vicinity. dons24pelliparclose
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