Vince Cable - Twickenham commuters will face chronic overcrowding on the train and Tube without Crossrail 2


Twickenham commuters will face ‘absolute misery’ on their commuting journeys by both train and Tube unless Crossrail 2 is built, is the prediction of Twickenham MP Vince Cable.

Following investigations made by the London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, TfL has finally disclosed this week a list of 17 London Underground stations that will grind to a halt without Crossrail 2.

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The Tube stations are:

Euston
King’s Cross St. Pancras
Liverpool Street
London Bridge
Victoria
Waterloo
Finsbury Park
Stockwell
Stratford
Oxford Circus
Highbury & Islington
Clapham Common
Clapham North
Clapham South
Holborn
Warren Street
Leicester Square


Vince Cable, commenting on this information said:

“Crossrail 2 is vital to delivering the extra rail capacity that Twickenham and other parts of south west London desperately need. Being able to get a seat on a train in the morning on the way to work should not be a rare luxury.

“However in addition to facing a crowded train service most people in Twickenham often have to jump on the Tube at Waterloo or other Tube stations as part of their daily commute to work.

“One of the vital benefits of Crossrail 2 is that it will help reduce pressure on existing overcrowded Tube stations.

“Unless Crossrail 2 is built these delays will increasingly build up until drastic measures are necessary at 17 key Tube stations, not to mention Clapham Junction railway station.

“Planning ahead for Crossrail 2 is not an optional extra for London’s transport network but of vital importance to keep London moving.”

“It is time this Government made a firm decision and backed Crossrail 2.”

 

Information about existing overcrowding on the London Underground [Link]

 


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