Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s campaign for a new Crossrail 2 station at Imperial Wharf continues, now spearheaded by a special project team.
The council is continuing to build its case for a new station with a Crossrail 2 interchange to be built in Sands End.
H&F councillors believe a new station would add a useful transport link to Fulham as well as being a catalyst for building new homes and drawing new business to the area.
The National Infrastructure Commission, chaired by Lord Adonis, has now given the £27billion scheme its endorsement and urged ministers to push ahead with it as soon as possible.
“The NIC’s endorsement of Crossrail 2 is great news. We support their push to get construction started. The logic now is that the new station is at Imperial Wharf,” said Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of H&F Council.
“Bringing Crossrail 2 to south Fulham will provide better links to the London and national travel infrastructure and allow us to accelerate economic growth in this important part of London.”
“It would be a vital addition to the local rail network for commuters and be an important facet of our plan to make Hammersmith and Fulham the best place to start and run a business in the European Union.”
The new network could also benefit H&F by relieving pressure on the Wimbledon branch of the District line, which, says the council, is one of the most overcrowded Underground lines in west London.
The council believes the surrounding area could support thousands of new jobs, and they say they would push for new infrastructure to include affordable housing.