Redeveloping Wembley stations

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2002-10-16
Session date: 
October 16, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0147
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

Following growing concern surrounding the Wembley Stadium site can you inform the Assembly as to the exact nature of the proposals for the redevelopment of Wembley Park Tube, Wembley Stadium Station and Wembley Central? In particular can you comment on the work of rebuilding Wembley Park Station as opposed to the rumours of merely renovating the station to keep it running? .

Answer

Answer for Redeveloping Wembley stations

Answer for Redeveloping Wembley stations

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Unfortunately I am not yet in a position to give you details of proposals for the 3 stations. The original scheme for Wembley Park Underground station will not proceed as central Government refused to fund it. I understand that LUL are now considering a range of capacity enhancement options, instead of complete rebuild, to fulfil the police's crowd dispersal requirements.At Wembley Stadium, regeneration funds are available but plans are at an early stage of development.At Wembley Central, the adjacent site has planning permission for redevelopment including some funds for station enhancement. Options for amending the station in light of this development and the stadium plans are still under consideration by the numerous stakeholders. In the meantime one of our Personal Security trial projects is on-going at Wembley Central. .