2014-03-06

Kensington & Chelsea: Kensal Portabello Crossrail station


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"The Crossrail service, when completed in 2017/18, will travel on the existing railway tracks which run through the Kensal Gasworks site.

"Whilst no station is currently proposed, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) have been leading a public campaign for 'Kensal Portobello' station. The Mayor of London stated in 2009 that he would support a Crossrail station, provided it can be delivered on time, not disrupt rail performance, and prove economically viable.

"All thee conditions have now been met, so we're asking the Mayor and the Department for Transport to look again at the proposals.

"In previously rejecting the station, the Department for Transport reiterated the Government's aspiration to use Old Oak Common for an HS2 hub, implicitly suggesting this negates the need for Crossrail on the Gasworks site. However, there is nothing to stop both sites coming forward, and in rejecting a Crossrail station on the Gasworks site the Government will substantially reduce the development potential of the site, resulting in fewer homes being built and fewer jobs being created.

"The Gasworks site is located in the north of RBKC, adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. It consists of the now disused Kensal Gasworks, a Sainsbury's supermarket and a former Eurostar depot. Kensal is very disconnected, however it is the most densely populated area on the Crossrail route, as well as being the most deprived area on the route outside of East London."

EXHIBITION:
  • Thursday 6th March
    Sainsbury's, Canal Way, Ladbroke Grove
    4pm - 7pm

  • Friday 7th March
    Portobello Road Market
    All day

  • Wednesday 12th March
    Sainsbury's, Canal Way, Ladbroke Grove
    4pm - 7pm

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