Greg Hands welcomes recent Crossrail 2 Chelsea Public Meeting

Greg Hands welcomes the most recent public meeting to discuss the prospect of Crossrail 2 in Chelsea & Fulham, as allowing more opportunity for key issues to be aired and residents to be able to quiz the promoters of the scheme.
On Tuesday, 3 November, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) held a public meeting at Chelsea Old Town Hall to coincide with Transport for London’s (TfL) newest consultation on Crossrail 2. Speaking at the public meeting were Cllr Tim Coleridge, RBKC Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Transport and Arts; Ms Michèle Dix, Director of Crossrail 2; and Mr Chris Lenon, Chair of the No Crossrail in Chelsea campaign.
The three speakers provided a range of views on the Crossrail 2 station proposed for the King’s Road, and the meeting contributed to informing local residents as part of TfL’s current consultation on the project. Indeed, the meeting proved incredibly popular, and not only was Chelsea Old Town Hall full, but many people were not even able to enter. The Royal Borough’s statement can be found here.
Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, was pleased to hear that both Chris Lenon and Cllr Robert Largan, Conservative ward councillor for Sands End at Hammersmith & Fulham Council, reminded the 500-strong audience of his invitation for views in response to the Mayor of London’s feasibility study into alternative Crossrail 2 station sites at either Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway.
Speaking after the event, Greg Hands said: “I would like to thank the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea for organising this meeting at Chelsea Old Town Hall, and for enabling stakeholders and residents from both sides of the debate to make their case in a public forum.
“Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the public meeting, due to Government business elsewhere, but I had a representative there who listened closely to the views expressed. I’m pleased that more people got to hear about the feasibility study that I requested from the Mayor of London to consider an alternative Crossrail 2 station either at Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway.
“As a longstanding support of Crossrail 2 coming to my constituency in general, I’m keen to hear local residents’ views on a Crossrail 2 station coming to Chelsea & Fulham. Would residents prefer a station at Crossrail 2’s preferred site on the King’s Road, at Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway? Or not at all?”
TfL’s consultation on Crossrail 2 can be found here, and details on their proposals for a station on the King’s Road can be found here.
To request a copy of the Mayor’s feasibility study and to convey your views, please contact Greg’s office at or 020 7219 8828.