Oltre 60 costruttori edili hanno scritto una lettera al Governo, sostenendo che la fase 2 di Crossrail sia importante per gestire la mancanza di immobili disponibili a Londra. Mentre la fase 1 é quasi pronta e verrá completata nel 2019, la fase 2 deve essere approvata a breve dal Governo.
Giving the green light to Crossrail 2 has been backed by more than 60 property industry leaders, who said it would help ease London's housing crisis by unlocking more than 200,000 homes. The opening up of these areas previously under-served by transport would help not just London, but boost house building across the wider South East, with 30pc of the new homes to be delivered outside the capital. Crossrail 1, which is due to open fully in 2019, opened up the development of Thamesmead in south-east London, with 20,000 new homes there built by Peabody. Crossrail 2 would have a similarly transformative effect across London.