The Anonymous Widower

HS2 Euston Hub May Not Be Viable, LBC Discovers

This is title of this article on the LBC web site. This is the first paragraph.

The time saved by travelling on HS2 could be wasted waiting for a tube at Euston, a the Deputy Mayor of London for Transport has told LBC.

I don’t know whether the statement will prove correct, but I’ve always thought that Crossrail 2, should be built before HS2..

In Call For Crossrail 2, I said this.

HS2 is currently planned to terminate at Euston station, although I think that could be changed by a more innovative solution. But whatever happens to the London end of HS2, it needs to be simply connected into the knitting of the Underground, so terminating somewhere in the area between Kings Crossand Euston, is probably a certainty.

Every recent design for Crossrail 2 shows it serving the three important London stations of Kings Cross, St. Pancras and Euston. It also links these stations to Victoria and Clapham Junction.

Have you ever tried to use the Victoria Line between Euston and Victoria with a heavy case or a baby in a buggy? It’s bad enough at normal times and impossible in the rush hour.

So when HS2 starts squeezing more passengers through the congested Euston Underground station, it will be a disaster.

I believe that the only way to connect HS2 into London is to build Crossrail 2 first.

But what do politicians know about building things, except messes and debts?

 

 

December 12, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. If old oak common is developed 80% of passengers will detrain there according to Tfl mayoral report see London Reconnections

    Comment by Simon | December 13, 2016 | Reply

    • I’m not sure, which I would use. Euston is fairly easy from here in Dalston, but Old Oak Common could be just along the NLL. Obviously, after Crossrail 2 opens, then it might be Euston.

      Comment by AnonW | December 13, 2016 | Reply


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