Treasury gives £12bn Crossrail 2 project funds to get started [Independent]

Date: 26/06/2013

The Government is ready to announce the first steps towards building a new railway linking north and south London as part of a multi-billion pound increase in infrastructure spending.

Under plans to be set out by Treasury ministers, funds are expected to be committed towards carrying out initial scoping work on the £12bn Crossrail 2 project which would connect south London with the new High Speed 2 network.

The promise of funding to start the project - which would run from Wimbledon in the South to Alexandra Palace in the North - would allow building work to begin following completion of the Crossrail 1 in 2018.

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A bridge across London's north/south divide: Treasury gives £12bn


George Osborne and Danny Alexander put new London rail link at centre of multi-billion pound infrastructure plan

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