More trains are coming online – but plans for more planes are still up in the air.
Yesterday the proposed routes for Crossrail 2 went into public consultation. This £16bn project will create fast new north-south connections through the capital. There’s a video fly-though of the schemes here.
Because Crossrail 2 is sponsored by Transport for London, the Mayor’s office can vigorously and effectively push a project that Boris Johnson deems “quite simply essential”.
If only the same could be said of airports. London is crying out for a bigger air hub. But Westminster has kicked the issue into the long grass: the government’s Airports Commission is not due to report until summer 2015.