Post by snoggle on Dec 9, 2017 18:40:25 GMT
That way you kill quite a few birds with one stone - you will have clearance for the knitting, you will free up capacity on the NLL bottleneck between Gospel Oak and Willesden, you will remove freight from the MML south of Hendon (as it will be able to reach the Dudding Hill line from the GOBLin without conflict, but will still be able to access the slows north of Hendon), and conceivably (depending on routing) you could build a passenger interchange with Belsize Park, if desired.
You appear to be determined to see a new tunnel in that part of London. I've lost track of your posts advocating it here and elsewhere.
I am afraid you can wave goodbye to the R25 plan which was a magnificent piece of distractive flummery from the Boris Johnson era. There is no money. We have lost / are losing 5-7 years momentum from the end of the Johnson era to the enforced austerity of the current Mayor. The new Transport Strategy makes zero mention of any orbital railway investment - it's dead beyond GOBLIN electrification, the Riverside extension and the recent top up order of a few extra trains for the rest of Overground. As I have said before I will be astonished if the go ahead to CR2 commences this side of 2020 and as for the Bakerloo Line extension - forget it. The whole appraisal and funding environment has changed and is about to be squeezed again by the government. You've more chance of getting a Monty Python dead parrot to squawk that dig a freight tunnel in NW London. Sorry.