Crossrail Spur to Tring (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4537
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

There appears to be cross-party support for the proposed service extension to Tring to stop at Wembley Central and Harrow & Weald stations. Do you agree that that this would enormously help the planned econmic growth in 'opportunity areas' in both Brent and Harrow and also provide important strategic link between the proposed Old Oak Common and Brent and Harrow?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail Spur to Tring (1)

Answer for Crossrail Spur to Tring (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Feasibility work is currently under way to consider proposals to extend Crossrail services to key destinations in Hertfordshire, and as such, no decisions have been taken on service patterns or stations stops. A range of factors including economic growth/passenger demand forecasts, service reliability and journey times will all be considered as this feasibility work progresses.

I recognise that if Crossrail services are extended to Hertfordshire, stops at Wembley Central and Harrow & Wealdstone would be beneficial; improving connectivity and bringing new economic opportunities to North West London and, importantly, opening up access to the new HS2/Crossrail hub at Old Oak.