Work to build the new Imperial Wharf station in the south of Fulham could finally start as early as June 2008 after a multi-million funding package to pay for it nears agreement. This could see the station open by 2010.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council will meet on April 28 to agree the £7.26 multi-million funding package that should mean that Imperial Wharf Overground Station, which has been talked about for nearly twenty years, will finally be built.
An H&F Council spokesman said: "It has been a long road to get here but after 15 years there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf Overground Station".
"Thanks to the collaboration of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea councils we are nearly at the stage when construction can begin."
This will be good news for local residents, and for the unsold developments in the area, as it is one of West London’s most notorious transport dead ends, scoring just two out of six, in official ‘transport accessibility’ surveys. Recent developments like Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour and Lots Road Power Station have added to the transport burden.
The council spokesman continues: "Without Imperial Wharf Overground Station the full development potential of the south of the borough is unlikely to be realised."
The new station, on the West London line, will be built by Imperial Wharf developers St George just north of the West London Line railway bridge over the River Thames. The station will allow much easier access to the District Line at West Brompton and the rail hub at Clapham Junction.