As a proud graduate of Bishop Wand Secondary School in Sunbury, I am pleased to see that TfL are now consulting on extending Crossrail 2 to Sunbury and other lesser locations.
As a development lawyer, it is worth noting that although the Crossrail effect is providing a lift to values in areas near stations, developers and property owners will want to review the safeguarding maps and check that their property is not within the safeguarding limits. If they are, it is well worth taking legal advice.
The proposed route will serve a wide area. Stations in Surrey, Hertfordshire and the Capital will have direct Crossrail 2 services but the benefits will be felt far beyond the route. Crossrail 2 would benefit towns and cities across the South East such as Cambridge, Portsmouth, Woking and Southampton by freeing up mainline rail routes into Waterloo and Liverpool Street. Places across the region would benefit from faster or more frequent journeys into London on both Crossrail 2 trains and National Rail services into mainline stations.