Nick Hurd MP Visits Crossrail Site
To gain a better understanding about the HS2 proposals for the West Ruislip tunnel portal, I visited the Crossrail tunnel portal site at Royal Victoria Dock on Friday.
Community and construction managers from Crossrail talked through the issues that had arisen over the construction works with local residents. Members of HS2 were also on hand to talk through the specific proposals for the West Ruislip site and the differences and similarities between the two sites.
“The portal at Royal Victoria Dock is probably the only portal Crossrail have that is in such close proximity to a local community and is the most relevant in terms of seeing first hand the construction impact. I learnt a great deal from the visit and it gave me a good understanding of what to expect from the HS2 proposals. I had a productive meeting with Crossrail and HS2 at the site with discussions relating to noise assessments, traffic implications, lighting, construction works, both day and night, as well as how Crossrail approach working with the local community to ensure that there is as little disruption as can be to residents.”
“It is one thing to look at a map or mock ups; quite another to see the reality close up. It reinforced my long-standing view that we need to see the tunnel extended and Ickenham spared this disruption”