Chelsea Fire Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4613
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you guarantee that Chelsea Fire Station will not close as a result of Crossrail 2?

Answer

Answer for Chelsea Fire Station

Answer for Chelsea Fire Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no suggestion that Crossrail 2 would mean that a fire station would no longer be provided in this area.

 

A station serving the King’s Road has been included in the safeguarded scheme for the past 20 years and this includes land currently occupied by the fire station. As part of the review of this safeguarding, TfL consulted widely during the summer of 2014 on two possible options for a Crossrail 2 station in Chelsea, one at this same location on King’s Road and the other further west near the World’s End estate, known as Chelsea West. A third option was put to consultation, of a route direct from Victoria to Clapham Junction without a station in Chelsea.

 

32 per cent of respondents who expressed a view supported the King’s Road option (Fire Station). 24 per cent supported Crossrail 2 not stopping in the Chelsea area and 21 per cent supported the Chelsea West option. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea also expressed its support for the King’s Road fire station site. In response to this, the proposed safeguarding for Crossrail 2 will continue to include land for a station as the Kings Road, including land occupied by the fire station.