HC Deb 07 December 1998 vol 322 c48W
Mr. Snape

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what studies his Department has undertaken on the environmental effects of operating Eurostar trains on the North London line between Stratford and the link to St. Pancras. [62106]

Ms Glenda Jackson

None because the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has been planned and approved on the basis of two new tracks from the Channel Tunnel to the London terminus, St Pancras. The environmental effects of widening the North London line, rather than using the existing tracks, were assessed by Union Railways between 1992 and 1994 before adoption of the route now authorised under the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996.