HL Deb 26 May 2004 vol 661 c148WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they antipicate that work on the East London Line extension will be completed before the 2012 Olympic Games; and, if so, what is the proposed timetable; and[HL3001]

Whether Crossrail can now be expedited to be ready for a 2012 Olympic Games in London. [HL3006]

Lord Davies of Oldham

The 2012 Olympic bid does not and never has assumed Crossrail. A robust transport solution for the Olympics can be delivered without Crossrail.

On Crossrail, my right honourable friend is currently considering Adrian Montague's findings, which will be published in due course.

The Strategic Rail Authority has puts its procurement proposals for the East London Line project to the department. The proposals raise a range of important issues that will need to be considered carefully in the context of the spending review later this year. No timetable has been set for the completion of works.