Richard Tracey secures Boris Johnson support for Crossrail 2 to Wimbledon and beyond

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Mar
22

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Crossrail 2 could slash journey times by half

Richard Tracey AM, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth, has welcomed Boris Johnson’s support for the Crossrail 2 project and urged him to do all he can to persuade the Government to start building in 2018.

Commenting Richard Tracey said: “There are two potential routes for Crossrail 2 and although both routes would travel via Wimbledon, Tooting Broadway and Clapham Junction and be of great benefit to my constituents in Merton and Wandsworth, I am pushing for the second option, which would continue beyond Wimbledon to Kingston, Surbiton and Twickenham. I was delighted that the Mayor agreed with me when I raised this with him at Mayor’s Question Time

“Unfortunately the current suggestions are that it could be built in the 2020s and open in the early 2030s. Crossrail will open in 2018 and I have urged the Mayor to do everything in his power to start building Crossrail 2 as Crossrail finishes. Crossrail 2 would slash journey times for my constituents, with the journey time from Wimbledon to Tottenham Court Road reduced from 35 minutes to just 14. It would also add capacity on some of the busiest railway lines in the country. We should not be waiting more than 20 years for it to be built.”

Notes:

1. The Conservative Group’s preferred option for Crossrail 2 would stop at Wimbledon, Tooting Broadway, Clapham Junction, Kings Road Chelsea, Victoria, Tottenham Court Road, Euston St Pancras (a single stop that would serve both Stations) and Angel. Heading North from Angel the route would split with one spur continuing through Dalston Junction, Seven Sisters, Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Palace and the other spur Hackney, Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Heading South from Wimbledon there would be several spurs with Crossrail 2 serving Kingston, Twickenham, Shepperton, Surbiton, Hampton Court, Motspur Park, Chessington South and Epsom.

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