Enfield Council has welcomed the Transport for London (TfL) decision to extend plans for Crossrail 2 to New Southgate.
The council has lobbied for the proposed extension earlier this year, after an initial consultation in 2013 showed massive support for Crossrail 2, leading TfL to look at extending the route to New Southgate.
Crossrail 2 is proposed as a high-frequency, high-capacity rail line running through London and into Surrey and Hertfordshire, which is planned to add capacity to London’s rail network and support economic regeneration across the region.
Enfield Council leader, Councillor Doug Taylor, said: “This line will attract investment, business and visitors to the area, giving it a significant boost and helping to make the whole borough, and New Southgate in particular, a more profitable and attractive destination for shoppers and visitors.
“The news that Crossrail 2 is coming to New Southgate is a massive deal for this borough,” added Taylor.
“It will significantly improve transport links to Enfield and give residents greater mobility and personal freedom to access job opportunities and services. It would reduce congestion, drive economic growth and revitalise the borough’s economy.”
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