HC Deb 15 March 2002 vol 381 c1275W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions for what reason Crossrail was(a) included in the 10-year plan and (b) excluded from the SRA Strategic Plan. [41761]

Mr. Jamieson

A Crossrail link was included in the Government's 10-year plan given its potential for delivering increased peak capacity into London.

Crossrail is also identified in the SRA's Strategic Plan as one of the major rail projects which are currently under development. Options for taking Crossrail forward are being developed by the SRA/Transport for London joint venture Cross London Rail Links Ltd.