Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Crossrail 2 Consultation

Transport for London is considering bringing Crossrail 2 down through Worcester Park to Epsom and we have an opportunity to have our say on this very important local issue.

Boris Johnson visited Wimbledon this morning (Wed 15th May) to launch the multi-billion pound plan to bring Crossrail 2 to south-west London. He said, “Crossrail is set to revolutionise travel in the capital, and with a predicted 10 million people expected to be living in London by 2031, pressing ahead with the next stage of the plan, Crossrail 2, is quite simply essential.”

There are two options being proposed. Both link Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace in North London via 10 stops including Tooting Broadway, Clapham Junction, Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and Euston St Pancras. However the Metro option will be just this route with an additional eleventh stop at Piccadilly Circus and using short DLR style trains running up to 40 trains per hours with a maximum hourly capacity of 38,500 people in either direction.

Worcester Park Station
The Regional option however will extend the line with a spur coming off Angel station running up to Cheshunt and three lines coming down from Wimbledon to Twickenham, Surbiton and Epsom. The trains used will be National Rail type trains running up to 30 per hour with a maximum hourly capacity of 45,000 people in either direction. The Epsom line will see trains coming through Worcester Park but as yet there are no proposals for the Crossrail 2 trains to stop at Worcester Park.

The consultation will be running until the 2nd of August 2013 so if you are keen to see Crossrail 2 include Worcester Park (as I am) fill in the consultation available from this page, or if you feel really confident go straight to the survey. I filled it in and it took less than a few minutes.

More information can be found at these addresses: