CTRL is pump-priming urban regeneration

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) will carry domestic passengers from Kent into central London as well as international passengers and will stimulate regeneration in east London, the Thames Gateway and east Kent, UK. The measures that have been incorporated into the design of the CTRL to maximise the development potential offered by new stations are discussed. The CTRL design avoided closing down development options wherever possible. London and Continental Railways (LCR) has worked with local authorities and joined local regeneration partnerships around proposed stations. Competitions were held to identify partners for the development of land around proposed or existing stations (St Pancras, Leyton, Stratford City, King's Cross Central). The challenges associated with delivering regeneration on major inner city brownfield sites are discussed. Details are given of the planned regeneration of the land around King's Cross Central and Stratford City. The role of the Stratford City development in the 2012 London Olympics is discussed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40-3
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 696
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2007 12:17AM