Greg Hands welcomes his constituents’ and local stakeholders’ ongoing input into the Crossrail 2 consultation.
On 29 June this year, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, held a meeting with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to request a feasibility study into alternative Crossrail 2 stations either at Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway. Greg received the Mayor’s feasibility study on 28 October, two days after Transport for London (TfL) started its current public consultation on Crossrail 2.
Since then, Greg has been inviting his constituents to contact him with their opinions on the project. Indeed, every day Greg continues receiving letters, emails, and telephone calls from constituents and local stakeholders expressing a variety of opinions on TfL’s proposals to bring a Crossrail 2 station to his constituency of Chelsea & Fulham.
Most recently, over the last week Greg has been interested to hear that on Monday, 23 November, the Chelsea Society at its AGM debated and voted on the motion that “The Chelsea Society opposes the plans to build a Crossrail Station and route in Chelsea.” The vote was carried by an overwhelming majority, with reports suggesting that only seven members voted against the proposal. In light of this outcome, the Chelsea Society’s Council will now meet to prepare the Society’s response to TfL’s consultation on Crossrail 2.
In addition, representatives of the “No Crossrail in Chelsea” campaign had asked to meet Greg to discuss their concerns as constituents, and accordingly Greg held a meeting with them on Friday, 27 November. The meeting provided a helpful insight into both sides’ stances and concerns, with discussion ranging from the formerly proposed Chelsea-Hackney Line, to the likelihood of support for a Crossrail 2 station at Imperial Wharf.
Speaking after the Chelsea Society’s vote and his meeting with “No Crossrail in Chelsea”, Greg Hands said: “It’s been a really interesting week for Crossrail 2 in my constituency, with the Chelsea Society open meeting now having voted to oppose not only a station in Chelsea but indeed a route under Chelsea. However, I am still inviting constituents and local stakeholders to tell me their opinions on the prospect of having Crossrail 2 come to the constituency of Chelsea & Fulham in general.
“I’m keen to know: would local residents rather have a station at Crossrail 2’s preferred site on the King’s Road; at Imperial Wharf; or Fulham Broadway? Or somewhere else? Or no station at all? I look forward to receiving views before I make my own submission to TfL’s consultation.”
To request a copy of the Mayor of London’s feasibility study into alternative stations either at Imperial Wharf or Fulham Broadway, and to convey your views, please contact Greg’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7219 8828.