18 JANUARY 2016
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Held at the impressive headquarters of Pincent Masons near London’s Liverpool Street station last week’s gathering entitled ‘Transport Led Development in London and the South East’ attracted town planners, investment managers and clearly those with a transport portfolio. Crossrail, both 1 & 2, both came into discussion but strangely London’s airports did not get a look in, except for a mention of Croydon (closed 1959).
Michele Dix, Chief Executive of the embryo Crossrail 2, outlined her project, now largely defined, a south west to north east rail system mainly using upgraded existing pathways, which she would like to incorporate into a four track London – Cambridge line via Stansted. 2030 is the target date.
Michael Bryant, operations executive for Canary Wharf, was intimately involved in the development of the Heathrow Express and Piccadilly Line station at Heathrow T5. Since 2008 he has managed the construction of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf, now clearly visible from the DLR on the way to London City Airport (but not linked – another story another time).
When Crossrail starts at the end of 2018 it is expected that an astonishing 114,000 passengers per hour will be passing through the three stations, Crossrail, DLR and Tube, at the Canary Wharf complex. www.waterfrontconferencecompany.com
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Graham Stephenson, London
What a terribly short sighted missed opportunity to link the brilliant LCY with a crossrail station.