Hammersmith & Fulham Council are lobbying for a new station to be built at Imperial Wharf to accommodate Crossrail 2.
Councillors voted to step up the push for a new station with a Crossrail 2 interchange in Sands End, when Hammersmith & Fulham’s full council.
The vote follows a campaign from H&F urging Transport for London (TfL) to build a station at the site, having put the argument for Imperial Wharf forward during recent consultations.
Councillors believe a new station would add a much-needed transport link to Fulham as well as being a catalyst for drawing new business to the area.
“We have petitioned long and hard to secure what would be a vital piece of new infrastructure, bringing huge transport and financial benefits for residents,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“There is a lack of road and public transport infrastructure in this area that would be addressed by this proposal and provide a real shot in the arm for an area that has seen a large amount of new homes over recent years.”
The council feels the Crossrail 2 network could benefit H&F by relieving pressure on the Wimbledon branch of the District line.
The council also says most of their main regeneration areas are not served by the District line further enhancing the need for the new station in Fulham. They believe the surrounding area could support thousands of new jobs and the infrastructure could reduce local traffic congestion.
A new station could also reduce pressure on te West London Line, which already passes through Imperial Wharf.
Some residents in Chelsea are campaigning against Crossrail 2’s plans for a station in King’s Road, although a roup of business leaders recently came out in support of it.