|Could Crossrail 2 Still Come to Fulham?|
MP Greg Hands asks residents for opinions on possible change of route
Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands is asking local people for their opinions on a possible change of route for the proposed Crossrail 2, bringing it to Fulham Broadway and Imperial Wharf.
The proposed route which is currently under public consultation includes a station on the site of Chelsea Fire Station on King's Road, before going south and under the river to Clapham Junction.
The MP says that earlier this year, he held a meeting with the Mayor to discuss Crossrail 2 coming to his constituency.
He says in response to local opposition to the station proposed for the Chelsea Fire Station site, but as a longstandiing supporter of a station coming to the constituency in general, he asked the Mayor to consider alternative sites at Imperial Wharf and Fulham Broadway.
Speaking about the report, he says: " I'm really grateful to the Mayor of London and his team for their feasibility report, produced in response to my proposals for an alternative Crossrail 2 station either at Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway.
" In particular, I’m interested to see that more people could benefit from a station at Imperial Wharf during the morning peak, and that such a station might entail twice as many new homes and new local jobs as a station on the King’s Road.
" However, while I don’t agree with all of the report’s findings – for example, I myself feel that an interchange at Fulham Broadway would lighten the burden associated with football matches at an expanded Stamford Bridge – I do recognise that the report identified a number of substantial difficulties in these two options.
" Nevertheless, having read the report’s findings, I
To request a copy of the Mayor’s feasibility study, or to give your opinion, please contact Greg’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7219 8828.
November 5, 2015