Residents and businesses have just two days left to respond to TfL’s consultation on the route for Crossrail 2 and the Council is urging residents to help make sure the line stops in Chelsea.
In the past six weeks TfL has been consulting on three options: one with a station at Dovehouse Street, another with a station further west at Cremorne, and one that bypasses the borough altogether.
The Council has long supported the idea of a new rail line connecting south-west and north-east London and last year it checked to make sure the people of Chelsea agreed.
About 3,000 Chelsea residents and businesses replied to the Council’s survey, with around 70 per cent expressing support for the new line and a station in Chelsea.
There was more support than opposition right across the survey area, although support was particularly high to the west. And while there was strong support for a station at the Chelsea Fire Station site on Dovehouse Street, opinion was divided almost equally between those who felt this was the best location and those who thought it might be better placed further west.
The Council itself supports the Chelsea Fire Station option because it believes this site offers the best combination of public transport and economic benefits.
The consultation ends on Friday 25 July and residents can have their say online at www.crossrail2.co.uk
Full council press release here