Imperial Wharf

Council's push for new Fulham Crossrail station gathers pace

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Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s campaign for a new Crossrail 2 station at Imperial Wharf is gaining momentum, 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 much-needed transport link to Fulham as well as being a catalyst for building new homes and drawing new business to the area.

A new station could bring new homes and businesses to Imperial Wharf
A new station could bring new homes and businesses to Imperial Wharf

On Thursday (10 March) the National Infrastructure Commission, chaired by Lord Adonis, gave 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.” 

H&F Council is lobbying for a Crossrail 2 station to be built in Fulham
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is lobbying for a Crossrail 2 station to be built in Fulham

The new network could also benefit H&F by relieving pressure on the Wimbledon branch of the District line, which is one of the most overcrowded Underground lines in west London.

The surrounding area could support thousands of new jobs and the council would push for new infrastructure to include affordable housing.

For more details on Crossrail 2 visit the website.