Policy Forum for London

Completing Crossrail and the future outlook for Crossrail 2

Morning, Thursday, 11th October 2018

Central London


This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the challenges for delivering Crossrail before the expected launch of the Elizabeth line, in December 2018, and its completion in 2019, and will bring out latest thinking on the proposed Crossrail 2 project.

Delegates will discuss what further action can be taken to maximise Crossrail’s contribution to regeneration and growth, and to ensure that businesses, housing developers and other key sectors are best placed to take advantage of the increased connectivity.

Amid uncertainty over the future of Crossrail 2, further sessions will discuss potential challenges for project design and implementation, as well as for securing the necessary private investment in the project and for providing value for money - following the announcement of the Government’s independent affordability review.

Attendees will also discuss opportunities for connecting Crossrail 2 with other key elements of the national infrastructure strategy and the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, as well as considering Crossrail’s potential contribution to the modernisation of transport infrastructure, the incorporation of technological innovation and the development of skills within the transport sector.

Guest of Honour

Dr Michele Dix

Managing Director, Crossrail 2, TfL

Guest of Honour

Dr Michele Dix

Managing Director, Crossrail 2, TfL


Stephen Hammond MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Crossrail Two, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure


Chris Joyce

Head of Surface Access, Heathrow Airport

David Leam

Infrastructure Director, London First

Martyn Saunders

Director, Regeneration & Spatial Planning, GVA

Neil Robertson

Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Rail

Chris Curtis

Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail