West Hampstead Interchange Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0970
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What has happened to the West Hampstead Interchange programme? The West Hampstead Amenity & Transport (WHAT) group have been advised by Laing Rail (Chiltern Railways) that their proposal to create an integrated interchange linking the 3 stations in West Hampstead may now be scrapped and that only small-scale improvements to the interchange will take place rather than the multi million pound development.

Answer

Answer for West Hampstead Interchange Programme

Answer for West Hampstead Interchange Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Laing Rail have deferred the scheme to create a single interchange at West Hampstead, but TfL understand they will revisit it later this year after a review of investment priorities within John Laing. In the interim, TfL is committed to improving facilities in the area. TfL, together with the London Borough of Camden, key stakeholders and local residents groups including WHAT, has delivered improvements to West Hampstead's three stations including street improvements to remove unnecessary infrastructure to make the pavements wider, safer pedestrian crossings, improved signage, and the relocation of bus stops to ensure quicker and easier interchange. The London Underground station was upgraded and opened by the Mayor in early 2006 and proposals are being developed to upgrade the North London Line station to include better waiting facilities and lighting, CCTV, help points as well as the provision of Oyster validators and ticket vending machines by 2010, as part of the new Overground services.