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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #5521
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It's true. If you include Bray, London has roughly,
4 x 3*
10 x 2*
50 x 1*;
This would make London roughly 5th in the world. Sorry Axel, but you're proving your continued ignorance about London.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #5522
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Can you all just stfu? Noone is interested in your petty squabbles, do the dick measuring via PM and stop flooding the thread with irrelevant crap.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:30 PM   #5523
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Crossrail | £15bn ($24bn) rail line

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Two more tunnel boring machines (the 6th and 7th) are on their way to London from the testing facility in Germany:



NCE: Two more Crossrail TBMs bound for London
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #5524
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Crossrail 2 | £10bn ($16bn) rail line

UK forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=576980

Plans for Crossrail 2 will be revealed on Tuesday night (5th February).

Wimbledon Guardian: 'Crossrail 2' plans to be unveiled for Wimbledon, Tooting and Clapham Junction

Crossrail 2 is a proposed cross-London rail line, to be built after the completion of the original Crossrail. Various route options are listed below:

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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #5525
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Chelsea Barracks | £3bn ($5bn) residential development

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577494



Qatari Diar, the developers of the £3bn Chelsea Barracks scheme, have pledged to start construction on the development.

They are keen to avoid missing the construction deadline, which would result in having to reapply for planning permission:

Evening Standard: Qataris pledge to start work on Chelsea Barracks plan
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Old February 4th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #5526
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What they really are going ahead with crossrail 2?! Happy times for anyone who lives in London! It certainly is the boom town of the developed world!
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #5527
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What they really are going ahead with crossrail 2?! Happy times for anyone who lives in London! It certainly is the boom town of the developed world!
With proposed population estimates for London and an already congested tube system Id be surprised if there isn't a slew of cross rails one after the other
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Old February 4th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #5528
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Very good. Hopefully the economic benefits will seep to the rest of the UK
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Old February 5th, 2013, 01:53 AM   #5529
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What they really are going ahead with crossrail 2?! Happy times for anyone who lives in London! It certainly is the boom town of the developed world!
Yes, Crossrail 2 has had its preferred route safeguarded and had funding allocated for it.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #5530
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Crossrail | £15bn ($24bn) rail line

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Two more tunnel boring machines (the 6th and 7th) are on their way to London from the testing facility in Germany:



NCE: Two more Crossrail TBMs bound for London
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:03 AM   #5531
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"Blackfriars" the world's largest solar bridge nears completion

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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:19 PM   #5532
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Skylines Village development rejected by planning committee

The “Skylines Village” development which would bring more than 700 homes to the Isle of Dogs has been thrown out by Tower Hamlets Council’s planning committee.



It would have included a 50 storey skyscraper, among a host of smaller buildings in the Limeharbour and Marsh Wall area.

Planning chiefs had demanded developers pour more than £6 million into improvements to the local infrastructure to help cope with the extra strain.

But councillors sitting on the Strategic Development Committee rejected the plans, in the wake of fierce local opposition to more development on the Isle.

Cllr for Blackwall and Cubitt Town Peter Golds is among those who campaigned against the plans.

“We just cannot deal with this”, he said. “I am not anti-development, but things need to be imaginative and on scale.”

The development would have incorporated 764 new homes, including more than 250 allocated as affordable housing.

Tower Hamlets Council’s strategic development committee cited the development’s height, density and impact on the surrounding community, as well as a lack of play space for children, as justification for refusing the application. The decision contravened the recommendations made by planning officers working on the case.

Cllr Golds also singled out the potential impact on drug services in the area.

The development was also rejected in December 2010 on the grounds that its height, scale and poor design would have am excessive impact on the surrounding area and its infrastructure.

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.u...ttee_1_1864537
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Old February 5th, 2013, 03:20 PM   #5533
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Crossrail 2 stations proposed by London business leaders
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Business leaders have revealed their proposed route for a Crossrail 2 train line spanning London.

The London First business group proposed the line would run from the south-west to the north-east of London

Under the proposals, the line would run from stations in Hertfordshire to parts of Surrey.

In central London, it would pass through Euston King's Cross St Pancras, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria under London First proposals.

It is hoped the line would relieve the Victoria line and much of the Piccadilly and Northern Tube lines.

London First created a working group in October 2011 to examine the case for the new rail link beneath central London.
'Vital railway'

Former Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, who chaired the group, said: "Today's report sets out a compelling plan with strong business support."

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "There is no time to lose and my team will work closely with London First and others on developing plans for this vital railway."

It has examined current demand and congestion forecasts on the Underground after 2020 and assessed the impact on the system of new national projects such as HS2.

RMT union general secretary Bob Crow said: "It is vitally important that we don't waste more time delaying transport infrastructure developments that would make a massive difference for millions of people.

"It is equally important that big-business isn't allowed to call the shots on the routes and the timescales for these infrastructure developments.

"They should be built and operated in the interests of all Londoners not just the wealthy elite."

The first Crossrail project, currently under construction, will connect 37 stations from Heathrow Airport and Maidenhead in the west, through central London and out to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east.

Crossrail is due to be completed in 2018.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #5534
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“I am not anti-development, but things need to be imaginative and on scale.”
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #5535
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Yes, Crossrail 2 has had its preferred route safeguarded and had funding allocated for it.
I don't think CR2 is near having its funding sorted. We're still at quite early stages and Tfl and Network Rail could tinker more with that route. Central government hasn't promised anything in terms of finance yet.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #5536
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Badly worded from me. I should say that it is a priority scheme that (most likely) will have funding allocated for it.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #5537
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Angel seems like a strange station to include, not far from Euston/KingsX and the only real onward connection is to the Northern Line (which exists already at Euston/KingsX). Is there anything special expected there in the next few years?
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #5538
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BBC Television Centre redevelopment (£1bn) | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1398684



Plans for the £1bn ($1.6bn) redevelopment of BBC Television Centre have just been released:

Building: BBC TV Centre masterplan unveiled

Regeneration+Renewal: 1,000 home plan for BBC TV centre site

Planning Resource: 1,000 home plan for BBC TV centre site

Evening Standard: BBC themed outlets the star attraction in £1bn development of White City TV site
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Old February 5th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #5539
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I guess there are a few high rises being developed down City Road from angel particularly on the Hackney side, quite a few social housing estates that could be revamped. Angel certainly could do with an East West route.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #5540
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Angel seems like a strange station to include, not far from Euston/KingsX and the only real onward connection is to the Northern Line (which exists already at Euston/KingsX). Is there anything special expected there in the next few years?
Nothing unusually large going on there, although it is considered one of the 35 'Major Centres' in the London Plan.
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