Boris Johnson visited Wimbledon this morning to launch a multi-billion pound plan to bring Crossrail 2 to south-west London.

The second phase of the Crossrail project would see Wimbledon connected to Seven Sisters, in north-east London, via Tooting, Clapham Junction, and a number of central London stops.

From Wimbledon, the train would travel through an underground tunnel to Tooting Broadway, Clapham Junction, Chelsea, Victoria, Tottenham Court Road, Euston, Angel, Dalston Junction, Seven Sisters and Epping.

It could also extend to Hampton Court, Twickenham, Epsom and Chessington South.

The scheme is expected to cost at least £15bn and if given the go ahead, would not be completed until 2018.

The Crossrail 2 network is expected to boost rail capacity by 10 per cent with higher frequency trains and cut journey times across the capital.

Crossrail 1, which costs a total of £14.8bn, will pass through 37 stations across 73 miles from Heathrow and Maidenhead in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

London's Mayor will lead a short walk around Wimbledon High Street this morning as the consultation on Crossrail 2 is officially launched.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “Crossrail is set to revolutionise travel in the capital, and with a predicted 10 million people expected to be living in London by 2031, pressing ahead with the next stage of the plan, Crossrail 2, is quite simply essential. In order to support this great capital’s bright future, we need to think ahead and not wait until our transport arteries are clogged up and restricting jobs and growth. 

"That’s why I am sending out a rallying cry for the public’s support for this consultation – come and share your views so we can progress with Crossrail 2 as soon as possible.”


The consultation will run from May 14  to August 2.

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