Says he will "be contacting Chelsea" over possible stop on Overground
This, he says could ease congestion generated by the potential stadium redevelopment.
In an Op-Ed in the Evening Standard, Stephen Greenhalgh wrote: " Chelsea FC plans to build a new 60,000 seater stadium on their Stamford Bridge site in the heart of Fulham, increasing capacity by nearly 50%.
" A good design could make this new stadium considerably safer and better public transport connections could include a new Stamford Bridge station on the West London line."
Greg Hands responds in his latest e-bulletin: " This is a very interesting idea, and I will be contacting Chelsea to see what can be done. It would certainly help local residents considerably if as many fans as possible could come by public transport.
" Clearly, we already have the District Line, but it would help even further if thousands more fans could be brought in and out via the West London Line (London Overground), with its direct links to Clapham Junction, and in the future to Crossrail 2 as well."
At present fans using public transport can use the District Line stopping at Fulham Broadway or the Overground line stopping at either Imperial Wharf, a ten minute walk away or West Brompton, a short distance as the crow flies but involving a 15 to 20 minute walk either through Brompton Cemetery or around Fulham Broadway.
If you would like to give him your views on the suggestion, you can contact Greg Hands here.
April 8, 2016