MP Bob Blackman backs Crossrail project extension

MP Bob Blackman has backed new proposals to extend the Crossrail project through Harrow and Wealdstone

MP Bob Blackman has backed new proposals to extend the Crossrail project through Harrow and Wealdstone

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An MP has backed new proposals to extend the Crossrail project through Harrow and Wealdstone Station.

Plans were announced by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin as he addressed Crossrail workers at Farringdon station in London.

The proposals, which will provide faster commuter services for Hertfordshire, would mean the service would call at Harrow and Wealdstone station before moving on to Watford Junction, Berkhamsted and Tring.

Harrow East MP Bob Blackman said: “This route idea would ease the journeys of thousands of hard working commuters who live in Harrow and work in Central London, as well as helping to drive further economic growth in our area.

“I strongly agree that this is a very sensible measure to reinvigorate transport links into and through London and I look forward to working closely with the Transport Secretary, and with Transport for London, as the plans progress.”

As well as providing new connections, the link could potentially reduce journey times to Central London by up to 15 minutes - taking some of the pressure off the existing tube and overground networks.

The £15billion project is scheduled to be fully operational by 2019.

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2:05pm Fri 8 Aug 14

SeaBee says...

I think that the Crossrail trains will be rather full by the time that they get to Harrow.

Crossrail is actually an inner-London project. By the time that it is finished London will have extended to the furthermost reaches of the Crossrail network.
I think that the Crossrail trains will be rather full by the time that they get to Harrow. Crossrail is actually an inner-London project. By the time that it is finished London will have extended to the furthermost reaches of the Crossrail network. SeaBee
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2:44pm Fri 8 Aug 14

blueharrow says...

this is a great idea, as someone who travels everyday on the euston line any extra choice and capacity is most welcome. as long as travel time stays the same (12mins) or decreases, unlike the crossrail extension to shenfield which will offer no decrease in time
this is a great idea, as someone who travels everyday on the euston line any extra choice and capacity is most welcome. as long as travel time stays the same (12mins) or decreases, unlike the crossrail extension to shenfield which will offer no decrease in time blueharrow
  • Score: 2

6:05pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Just great to hear Harrow is included in the new Cross Rail plans.Our commuters would benefit enormously .This would impact on our local economy as well.Hope it goes through and by 2019 Harrow is enjoying this additional improvement.
Just great to hear Harrow is included in the new Cross Rail plans.Our commuters would benefit enormously .This would impact on our local economy as well.Hope it goes through and by 2019 Harrow is enjoying this additional improvement. Sonoo Malkani
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