FOI request detail

Crossrail2 Continuation Map

Request ID: FOI-0033-1920
Date published: 17 April 2019

You asked

Follow-on from FOI-2915-1819: I require to see a copy of the continuation map I have requested as these plans have a direct impact on my property and I need to understand them and the map you have provided is insufficient for this purpose.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0033-1920

Thank you for your request received on 29 March 2019 asking for a copy of the continuation map (ref MMD-307346-C-DR-SB-XX-1002).

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy.  I can confirm we hold some of the information you require.

Please see the attached maps that answer the follow up questions you raised in your email of 29 March.

The ‘Tracking 2014_1’ map is the schematic that shows, in response to your original request, the South West Main Line (SWML), Thameslink and Crossrail 2 tracks as they fit within the 2015 safeguarding limits in relation to Merton Hall Road. Previously we sent you an earlier 2012 version which also confirmed this alignment. ‘Tracking 2014_2’ is the continuation map that you have since requested. The more pronounced black lines are the proposed track alignments and the red boundary was the proposed limits of safeguarding.

These maps were used to inform the 2014 safeguarding consultation and ultimately the approved 2015 Safeguarding Directions (the maps that were actually consulted on in 2014 can be accessed on the Government’s Crossrail 2 Safeguarding Consultation page and can be found here:

With regards to your question “When was a decision taken to move the Thameslink tracks south through Dundonald Yard?” – we have taken that to mean ‘When was the first proposal that showed the Thameslink tracks being routed through Dundonald Yard?’. The first proposals that showed these tracks being moved was 2012 and is actually shown in the map that you were sent previously (also attached as ‘Tracking 2012_1’). ‘Tracking 2012_2’ is the continuation map.

These 2012 maps were developed prior to Crossrail 2’s first public consultation in 2013. The project consulted on two route options – a Metro Option and Regional Option (more details can be found here: The proposed Regional Option at the 2013 consultation was the first time Crossrail 2 proposed extending the route south on to Network Rail infrastructure and work was therefore undertaken prior to the consultation to assess the feasibility of constructing this option.

Regarding your question about where the cutting/box for the dive-under would be located, in 2012 it was located to the north of Merton Hall Road (where the Crossrail 2 tracks cross the slewed Thameslink tracks and the SWML on the 2012 maps). In 2014, following design development, the dive-under and associated cutting/box is located to the north of Wimbledon station.

Finally, in terms of construction impacts this was and is still to be determined and will be a separate workstream as the project moves forward.

We would like to stress once again that no ‘decisions’ have been made on Crossrail 2 or its designs. All current (and previous) designs are proposals.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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