Cross City Connect (CCC)
The Government has now accepted that HS2 needs to deliver more than a high speed link between the Northern Powerhouse Cities, Birmingham and London, and increased route capacity.
It has to provide greater connectivity, boosting existing network integration and resilience, and generate significant economic value to the country.
However, this is not currently the case with HS2.
BuroHappold believes that there must be a better solution at the London end of HS2 than the solution currently being promoted; one that justifies the cost of a project of this scale and national importance delivers greater economic benefits and value.
We have taken a fresh look at the aims of the project and drawing on international experience and emerging best practice, we have developed an alternative solution for HS2 and London. We are promoting a route that crosses London in tunnel construction from the planned HS2 / Crossrail station at Old Oak Common to Ebbsfleet Station to the east of London with links to HS1 and southeast regional rail services, via a new station interchange beneath central London.
It will provide international route connections via HS1, and via Crossrail and Thameslink to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.
We have named the proposal Cross City ConnectTM (CCC)
To discover more about the BuroHappold solution, read our brochure or Philip Bates’ blog, or watch our video. Further resources are also available.To request further information, or discuss any aspect of the scheme, please contact Andrew Comer or Nick South at email@example.com. Andrew is a partner in our Cities business and has led our involvement in many of London’s major regeneration projects including the London 2012 Olympics and the legacy developments of the Lower Lea Valley where we continue to play a leading role. Nick is a director who leads on Strategic Initiatives for our Cities business.Watch our video or read our brochure to discover more about the BuroHappold solution.