Crossrail to add £200m to West London Economy

Crossrail economic benefits A report from Colin Buchanan suggests Crossrail will bring massive benefit to local economies in West London.

The report enumerates the benefits felt in transport improvements, through shorter journey times, and through wider economic benefits such as employment. The total for the West London Boroughs is £213m.

illingdon leads the way, with £59m of benefit. Ealing is a close second, with £57m of benefit from its five Crossrail stations.

Brent (£31m), Hounslow (£27m), Hammersmith & Fulham (£23m), and  Harrow (£16m) complete the picture.

Newham can expect a £100m economic boost, which is the largest of any Borough. Greenwich can expect £84m.

The figures are estimated for the year 2026 and comprise Transport Benefits and additional Earnings from productivity effects (ie more workers working in Central London and earning higher salaries as a result). See the full report here.

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