There could be an extra Crossrail station in Kensal, after the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea approved a £33m investment.
The station is part of their plans to regenerate the area, which borders on Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster. The Council proposed the station last summer, and have now agreed to inject capital to the project. This meets one of the ‘key tests’ which would be applied by Crossrail, and London Mayor Boris Johnson, is deciding whether to allow changes to be made to the existing plans for Crossrail – these are not delaying the Crossrail construction programme, undermining its performance, or adding to costs.
The additional station would be under a mile from the Old Oak location of the interchange with HS2. There remains a question over whether there would be a performance effect – an increase in journey times caused by stops too close together.