Crossrail 2 update following Budget 2016 announcement



Ready to submit for powers by autumn 2019 to allow the scheme to open in the early 2030’s; a report providing analysis of all the Crossrail 2 Autumn 2015 Consultation responses is available on the tfl web site:
At Wimbledon concerns were raised about the proposals for a new Crossrail 2 station, with focus on the construction impacts on the town centre, the impact on property and the lack of options presented for consultation. Supportive comments related to regeneration benefits to the town centre and improved transport connectivity.
A tunnel portal at Gap Road received a mixed response, with key concerns relating to construction impacts. Proposals for a shaft and depot/stabling facility at Weir Road included some supportive comments relating to the chosen location, with key concerns focused on the impact on local businesses within the Weir Road Industrial/Commercial Estate.
At Dundonald Road, the adverse effect on the residential area and increase in traffic during the construction phase were noted as the main concerns.
The majority of respondents supported the proposals for Crossrail 2 services to serve Raynes Park, Motspur Park and New Malden Stations. Reasons included the alleviation of overcrowding on current service and the provision of more transport options into central London. Local issues raised concerns about a reduction to train services into Waterloo should new additional Crossrail 2 services operate into central London. Feedback also reflected local concern about the impact of increased train frequencies on houses facing the railway line.
There was support for proposals to remove level crossings in the area to improve safety and connectivity, with the majority of respondents stating preference for bridges/underpasses rather than diversions. Many respondents in this area would like to see more detailed proposals for the additional track that may need to be installed between Wimbledon and New Malden.

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