Greg Hands MP has welcomed calls by London Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh to improve public transport links to Stamford Bridge on the West London line, to ease congestion generated by potential stadium redevelopment.
In an Op-Ed in the Evening Standard this week, Greenhalgh wrote: “Chelsea FC plans to build a new 60,000 seater stadium on their Stamford Bridge site in the heart of Fulham, increasing capacity by nearly 50 per cent. A good design could make this new stadium considerably safer and better public transport connections could include a new Stamford Bridge station on the West London line.”
Greg Hands MP said: “This is a very interesting idea, and I will be contacting Chelsea to see what can be done. It would certainly help local residents considerably if as many fans as possible could come by public transport. Clearly, we already have the District Line, but it would help even further if thousands more fans could be brought in and out via the West London Line (London Overground), with its direct links to Clapham Junction, and in the future to Crossrail 2 as well."