Transport for London has appointed four major consulting groups to develop further plans for its proposed Crossrail 2 scheme.
Arcadis Hyder, CH2M Hill and Aecom are among the consultants chosen to work up designs for the scheme in their areas of expertise.
They were picked through TfL’s Engineering and Project Management Framework.
- Arcadis Hyder (in partnership with Weston Williamson, Vinci Construction, Interfleet and First Class Partnerships and Dr Sauer & Partners)
Srategic modelling, route development; planning, appraisal and evaluation
- CH2M Hill / Atkins (CAST)
Environment and sustainability
- Mott MacDonald, Temple Group, ERM and WSP (MTEW)
Town planning, economic development, socio-economic and urban design
- Aecom, Weston Williamson and Turkington Martin
The proposed rail route is set to run from north-east to south-west London and is being jointly developed by TfL and Network Rail.
It was recently estimated to cost £27.5bn by PwC, around £6.6bn higher than predicted in 2012.
London mayor Boris Johnson said: “There is now real momentum behind Crossrail 2 and a growing sense that we can get it off the drawing board.
“We’re seeing strong recognition from the business community that this project could have major benefits for London, helping to boost rail capacity and the creation of new jobs and homes in the capital and beyond.”
TfL managing director for planning Michèle Dix will soon become managing director of Crossrail 2.
She will work with Daniel Moylan, the mayor’s adviser on the project.
Ms Dix said: “They will work with us to help make the case for Crossrail 2 and prepare more detailed proposals for public consultation later in the summer.”