Large areas of Wimbledon town centre including Centre Court Shopping Centre and the Everyday Church may be demolished to make way for Crossrail 2, new proposals have revealed.

The major works will make way for 30 Crossrail 2 trains per hour passing through Wimbledon station, and include adding four extra platforms to cater for an expected 3,000 extra peak time commuters.

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This map shows the area around Wimbledon station ear-marked for re-development

Seven sites in Wimbledon town centre have been earmarked for major redevelopment, including the demolition of the Centre Court Shopping Centre and the Everyday Church in Queens Road.

A consultation was launched on Tuesday, October 27.

Former transport minister Stephen Hammond MP, pictured below, has objected to the proposals and is hoping an alternative option will be put forward next week.

He said: "Looking at these proposals, I’m concerned that they’re not going to deliver regeneration in Wimbledon as we want it to happen.

"I’m still convinced that the principle is right. We just need to be sure the details are right, and that it’s going to be the best for Wimbledon, and I’m not sure this is.

"It may shut down the town centre, rather than regenerate it. My initial reaction is this is too big an impact on Wimbledon."

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He added: "This is the option they think is best. So we have to go out with local people and show them why it’s not."

The proposals also include building a large site on the Weir Road industrial estate off Durnsford Road for the parking, cleaning and maintenance of trains, a tunnel entrance in Gap Road and another large site stretching between Dundonald Road, Toynbee Road and the main Network Rail tracks to allow trains to reverse.

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They would also involve the building of a new, large entrance to the station onto Queens Road, and the building of a new vehicle bridge connecting Alexandra Road and Queens Road providing a new permanent highway, pedestrian and cycle link across the railway.

Plans for New Malden, Motspur Park and Raynes Park have also been revealed, which will include dramatically increasing the number of trains to central London from all three stations, laying new track between Wimbledon and New Malden and carrying out work at Raynes Park and New Malden stations, which could include installing additional platforms.

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There could be 12 extra trains an hour passing through Raynes Park into central London by 2030. Motspur Park currently has six trains an hour to London Waterloo. It could go up to between ten and 12 an hour if plans are approved.

For Raynes Park, 20 of those trains will be Crossrail 2 trains, and for Motspur Park, between eight and ten will be.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "Crossrail 2 will be a vital new transport link that will significantly improve capacity on the rail network into and out of London. It will also provide a major boost for jobs, new homes and economic growth here in the Capital and far beyond.

"Crossrail 2 is a major infrastructure project and so it's vital that we get it right from the start. This consultation is key to helping us to fine tune the proposals and to ensure that everyone with a view on Crossrail 2 can have their say and is listened to.

"We know that there's massive support for Crossrail 2 and there is real excitement and momentum behind our efforts to get it delivered."

Michele Dix, Transport for London’s managing director of Crossrail 2, said: "Crossrail 2 will provide a UK-wide economic boost supporting hundreds of thousands of new homes and jobs. It is also vital to meet the demands of London's rapidly growing population.

"This consultation gives people the chance to comment on where we are proposing to put station entrances, work sites and ventilation shafts needed to run Crossrail 2.

"As development of this vital railway continues, we will be taking on board feedback from the consultation to progress the designs for the project, so that we can open the railway by 2030."

The public consultation for the plans will run until Friday, January 8. To leave feedback, visit

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