Richard Barnes, the Deputy Mayor of London, has said he thinks the case for an HS2/Crossrail interchange at Old Oak Common is “unproven”.
The plans were given the go-ahead at the end of last yearby transport secretary Philip Hammond, and LB Hammersmith & Fulham hope, could generate up to 10,000 new homes and 5,000 jobs on the disused rail depot land at the north of Wormwood Scrubs.
Mr Barnes was speaking at an event in Greenford. The Fulham Chronicle reports that he was urging people to take part in the current consultation. He said: “I don’t think the business case has been proven, I don’t think it’s the ideal route, and my family in the West Midlands have never said to me, ‘I wish I could get a ticket to Old Oak Common’.”