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C2E Campaign - £4.85m Government commitment towards next stage of business case development

The C2E campaign, in which TGKP is a partner, is continuing to make the case for transformational investment in the rail corridor between Abbey Wood and Ebbsfleet to improve capacity and connectivity and boost growth in the economy, housing and jobs. 

In September 2018 C2E partners submitted a Strategic Outline Business Case to the Department of Transport, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury seeking Government support to continue more detailed work on developing options, encouraged by the backing offered for the C2E concept in the report by the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission.  You can read the letter sent by C2E partners to Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport and James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, here

In its response to the Growth Commission in March 2019, the Government has committed £4.85m funding towards the next phase of business case development, to support the development of 'low-cost' proposals subject to suitable housing ambition (, page 40). 

The project is now in mobilisation phase, with C2E partners working with consultants to commission the detailed work programme which will be delivered over the next 18-24 months.  Our aim is to determine a preferred option that cost-effectively meets shared ambitions for growth and improved connectivity, together with funding and delivery arrangements.

 Keep in touch with progress by subscribing to the C2E Campaign website

Background information:

C2E - Crossrail to Ebbsfleet

Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission