Overcrowding: Battersea Park Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3314
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The recently published Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Planning Framework rightly points out the potential for severe if not dangerous levels of overcrowding at Battersea Park Station if regeneration plans go ahead. What will you do to secure the funding and support for necessary improvement works at Battersea Park Station to ensure adequate capacity and to ensure the viability of any potential redevelopment of Battersea Power Station?

Answer

Answer for Overcrowding: Battersea Park Station

Answer for Overcrowding: Battersea Park Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Battersea Park is not a TfL managed station, but is managed by Southern and owned by Network Rail. My Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Planning Framework, seeks to ensure that there is adequate transport capacity to support the regeneration proposals, including Battersea Park station. If improvement works are necessary at Battersea Park as a result of the development proposals, then LB Wandsworth would specify them as a condition of the Planning Permission through the Section 106 process, and they would be funded by the developer.