Policy Forum for London

Completing Crossrail and priorities for moving forward Crossrail 2

Morning, Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will examine the next steps for Crossrail 2 and the remaining delivery challenges for Crossrail.


Delegates will examine the future for Crossrail 2 including the possible timetable for its delivery, and what will be needed to realise opportunities for:


  • Regeneration,
  • Improving regional connectivity, and
  • Reducing pressure on regional transport capacity.

Further sessions consider potential challenges to its development including value for money, with alternate proposals being suggested such as extensions to existing underground and overground routes, and with increasing national concerns regarding the value of other major rail projects across the UK.


It takes place in the context of the upcoming London Mayoral election and with a decision on Crossrail 2 expected in a multi-year spending review in 2020.


Following continued delays to opening of the Elizabeth Line, delegates will discuss the next steps for Crossrail Ltd in order to minimise risk of further delay, such as those arising from external pressures to speed up delivery.


With the publication of the Public Accounts Committee’s most recent report on Completing Crossrail, delegates will examine the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations, including a review of their commercial and contractual models and biannual progression reports from Crossrail Ltd and the DfT.


Sessions will look at roles and responsibilities for overcoming the remaining construction challenges in order to deliver the wider economic benefits, such as connecting key business hubs across London and providing transport links for newly built residential and business developments - and in light of additional work being required at stations following safety concerns.


We also expect attendees to assess the viability of additional sections proposed to further link the Elizabeth Line to the domestic and international transport network - with a range of proposals currently being discussed including Crossrail to Ebbsfleet and a new station at London City airport - taking into account the impact of land value and on expanding the London commuter belt into the South East.



Keynote Speakers

Chris Curtis

Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail

Dr Michele Dix

Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London

Daniel Thomas

Interim Deputy Director, Major Rail Project Development, Crossrail 2, Department for Transport

Keynote Speakers

Daniel Thomas

Interim Deputy Director, Major Rail Project Development, Crossrail 2, Department for Transport

Chris Curtis

Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail

Dr Michele Dix

Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London

Chairs

Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP

Mike Gapes MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Crossrail Group

Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from KPMG

Councillor Nesil Caliskan

Leader, Enfield Council

Manish Gupta

Partner, EY

John Dickie

Director of Strategy and Policy, London First

Nicholas Evans

Partner and Parliamentary Agent, BDB Pitmans

Alison Norrish

Director, Infrastructure London, Arup

Paul Moore

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Place, Communities and Infrastructure, London Borough of Bexley

Dave Widger

Regional Director, Economic Development, AECOM