Council welcomes Crossrail 2 in response to consultation
We've welcomed the latest proposals for Crossrail 2, published recently by Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail.
The proposals identify a new, preferred route for the underground rail line connecting Central London via Wimbledon to Kingston using the existing overground National Rail Network.
The improvements will relieve increasing pressure on the transport network allowing passengers to be one change away from over 800 destinations nationwide.
Councillor David Cunningham, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Regeneration, said:
“We fully support the proposed new Crossrail 2 railway, in particular the routes in South West London which would call at Berrylands, Chessington North, Chessington South, Kingston, Motspur Park, New Malden, Norbiton, Surbiton and Tolworth.
“Residents told us that transportation and traffic were areas that needed improvement as part of the borough-wide “All in One Survey” carried out last year.
“We are confident that the Crossrail 2 initiative will go some way to address these concerns, improve the daily life of commuters as well as benefit the economic growth of the community.
“We will welcome ongoing discussions with Network Rail and TfL, as well as other partners including the public on the future of this key initiative.
“We also want to explore the potential of remodelling and reconstructing the station in Kingston to provide a better connection with the town centre.”
Network Rail is providing presentations on Crossrail 2 to each of the four neighbourhood committees in early December. We'll give our formal response in the new year, following these sessions.
Public consultation on Crossrail 2 (being undertaken by Network Rail and Transport for London) commenced on 27 October 2015. The consultation runs until Friday 8 January, those who wish to take part themselves or find out more about this project should visit crossrail2.co.uk.