Policy Forum for London

Delivering the Elizabeth Line and the outlook for Crossrail 2: expanding capacity, opportunities for London, and looking beyond the Affordability Review

October 2018

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the challenges for delivering the Elizabeth Line, following the announcement of its delayed launch until Autumn 2019, what a revised roadmap might mean for Crossrail’s completion beyond its original target, and the potential impact of this development for the proposed Crossrail 2 project.

Following the publication of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) delegates will discuss the opportunities that transport infrastructure upgrades can present to city development across London. Sessions will consider how key recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission can be met, and what further action might 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, delegates will also look at potential challenges for project design and implementation, as well as what might be done to secure the necessary private investment for 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 NIA 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for London seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates