West London Line Group Calls for Westway Circus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3863
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The West London Line Group is calling for Westway Circus, a new West London-line station to be built underneath the roundabout at the junction of the A40M Westway and the A322 ( West Cross Route ). Are TfL prepared to undertake a feasibility study of this proposal?

Answer

Answer for West London Line Group Calls for Westway Circus

Answer for West London Line Group Calls for Westway Circus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Due to the site's close proximity to existing London Underground (LU) stations at White City, Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove and the Overground station at Shepherd's Bush, the case for a station at Westway Circus is not likely to be viable. The site is also a short distance away from the proposed Overground station at Old Oak Common. 

The benefits to people living and working in the area would be limited, as the additional call on West London line services would extend journey times to through passengers. This is unlikely to be justified by the additional demand generated by a new station.

TfL does not currently have plans to undertake a feasibility study on this proposal and has recently responded to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's St Quintin and Woodlands draft neighbourhood plan to that effect.