Crossrail 2 - joint statement between Mayor of London and Transport Secretary
On 24th July the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP published a joint statement regarding Crossrail 2, with the Transporst Secretary confirming his support for the scheme and agreeing to work with the Mayor of London on a funding package ahead of this autumn's Budget. As Chair of the Crossrail 2 APPG I am pleased that the Transport Secretary has backed Crossrail 2, and I will be working closely with Members of Parliament from across all parties, the Mayor of London, businesses and local authorities in the coming months. Whilst I am a supporter of Crossrail 2 and have worked hard as Chair of the Crossrail 2 APPG to ensure that the project is delivered, it is clear that as a nation we urgently also need investment in transport infrastructure in the North in order to re-balance our economy.
Infrastructure investment is not a zero sum game - we need Crossrail 2 in London and rail investment in the North too.