NEWS RELEASES

TFL RESPONSE TO CROSSRAIL 2 CONSULTATION EMPHASISES SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS OF NEW STATION IN CHELSEA

  • The King’s Road will not be closed during construction – CR2 confirmed the King’s Road would not be closed during the construction of CR2.
  • Imperial Wharf is not a viable option – The report states a Crossrail 2 station at Imperial Wharf has been considered but analysis found that the case for the King’s Road is stronger.
  • A new station would improve access to an area which is underserved by public transport – The report acknowledges a Crossrail 2 station in Chelsea would improve community access to rail-based public transport in an area where current service levels are low in comparison to similar inner London locations and that the area will require additional transport capacity by the 2030s.
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NEW CROSSRAIL 2 STATION IN CHELSEA WILL PAY FOR ITSELF

  • The circa £1 billion cost of a new station on the King’s Road could be met within 20 years through a projected increase in stamp duty payments from existing properties.
  • Local business turnover is anticipated to rise by £180 million every year, including £100 million a year more revenue for local retailers, and over 3,000 new jobs for Londoners.
  • The station would support the delivery of 1,000 much-needed new homes. This in turn would generate Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments equivalent to 39,000 homes in Tottenham Hale.
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CROSSRAIL 2 STATION NEEDED TO PROVIDE STEP FREE ACCESS TO THE KING’S ROAD

  • A new Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road will significantly improve disabled people’s access to the King’s Road, supporters of the proposed new station have said
  • There is currently no plan to introduce step free access at the existing Sloane Square tube station, despite a projected 55% rise passenger numbers by 2030.
  • A new Crossrail 2 station would help to support the Royal Borough’s 1,900 registered wheelchair users, as well as an estimated 7,100 people with walking difficulties.
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48 MILLION ADDITIONAL TUBE PASSENGERS FOR CHELSEA BY 2030

  • Evidence suggests a Crossrail 2 Station on the King’s Road is needed to cope with the 48 million additional people a year expected to travel to and from Chelsea by 2030.
  • By 2030 the equivalent of the entire UK population 1 – over 66 million people – will use South Kensington tube station.
  • Passenger numbers at Sloane Square will grow by 10 million between now and 2030 to over 26 million each year.
  • Without a new station on the King’s Road current public transport routes will struggle to cope with demand, according to supporters of the new Crossrail 2 station.
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