Crossrail 2 Consultation Oct 30, 2015 12:49:27 GMT
Post by Alight on Oct 30, 2015 12:49:27 GMT
The scale of the worksite at New Southgate is massive - it'd be both sides of the A406 and stretching a long way north because of the need for a depot and sidings. The construction impacts are also considerable in a number of locations. If CR2 goes ahead Victoria will have been a building site for the better part of 20 years (after the current LU works and other office developments complete in 2-3 years time).
Agree with Phil on this one. Besides, New Southgate is likely to be 'a mess' anyway if the 'Boris Tunnels' go ahead, as the North Circular would be taken into tunnel around that point, which would lead to further construction work. New Southgate would benefit from much needed regeneration.
As for Balham, this is not an 'option' as that's not what Crossrail 2 are consulting on. If you look at the regional map, you'll see that the key indicates that the Tooting alignment is labelled 'Route Previously Consulted on' (which indeed was safeguarded); the Balham alignment is the proposed alternative. The consultation will not be asking you to vote for which 'option' is better, but you have every right to argue the case for Tooting over Balham in the questionnaire. As you point out, Tooting Broadway's construction methodology is complex/expensive.