Inclusion of Worcester Park Station in Crossrail development plans

Date petition submitted: 
15 January 2014
Petition presented by: 
Steve O'Connell AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned call on the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, to include Worcester Park as a station stop on the planned Cross Rail 2 line. Worcester Park is an important and growing retail, residential, business and transport hub in outer South West London and a stop at Worcester Park would also form part of a strategic transport link with the proposed Sutton Tram. The current plan to run trains express through Worcester Park without stopping is a missed opportunity.”

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
12 February 2014
“Dear Steve Re: Crossrail 2 Line Petition Thank you for your letter of 7 January and for the petition which you submitted to the London Assembly on 15 January requesting Crossrail 2 serve Worcester Park. I appreciate your support for the project. The proposals for Crossrail 2 are still in the early stages of development. Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail are working together to assess the two broad options, the regional and the metro scheme, before reaching a decision on the preferred alignment later this year. This work builds upon the responses from the recent consultation for Crossrail 2, which highlighted that overall the project, has very strong levels of support. This consultation set out two alternatives, a metro route serving Wimbledon-Alexandra Palace and a regional route linking into existing Network Rail services to the south-west and north-east of London. The maps used during the consultation did not show all of the stations that would be served due to the scale and ease of reading. However, one of the National Rail lines that could be served by Crossrail 2 is the route that passes through Worcester Park. The specific point you raise relates to which stations Crossrail 2 could ultimately serve. If it is decided to pursue the regional option, there is further work for TfL and Network Rail to do in order to define the exact nature of the scheme, including the stations it will serve and its operating pattern. Of course, my team and I will consider your petition request in that context, so your request is timely. Whatever the detailed proposal is for Crossrail 2, there will be considerable benefits across south west London.”