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London business proposes new train line to run through Tottenham
A new train line backed by London businesses will run through Tottenham and Alexandra Palace.
The London First business group set out its proposals for the new line called Crossrail 2, running from south-west to north-east London.
The new line, costing an estimated £12billion, would travel through Seven Sisters, Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Palace and would also have a branch through Tottenham Hale to Hertfordshire.
Former Transport Secretary Lord Andrew Adonis, who chaired the group, said: “Crossrail 2 would radically improve services and capacity for commuter rail travel into central London.”
The plans have been welcomed by Haringey Borough Council's leader Claire Kober.
If Crossrail 2 is given the go ahead, the council hopes the line would open up Tottenham as part of the regeneration of the area.
Cllr Kober said: “It is great news that Lord Adonis, London First and the Mayor of London have made so clear their support for Crossrail 2, which would be a powerful driver for economic growth in London and Haringey.
“We echo their calls for others to also throw their weight behind the proposals.
“Working with partners and the Mayor of London, the council is committed to investing millions of pounds into the transformation of Tottenham.
London First was founded in 2011 to examine ways to make the capital a more attractive place for investment and look at the case for a new rail link for London.
The line will go through Kings Cross, Tottenham Court Road, Wimbledon and then as far south as Epsom and west to Twickenham.