A Crossrail station at Woolwich is essential for the regeneration of the area.
The current proposals would bypass Woolwich leaving a six mile stretch of the line between Custom House north of the Thames and Abbey Wood with no station.
The situation is exactly the same as the ones we faced when the first plans for the Jubilee Line and the DLR were first put forward. There was no station at Greenwich North or Cutty Sark gardens respectively on these lines and it took representations by the council with the support of local people to force them to be included. Clive says, “It is particularly frustrating, given our previous experiences, to have to go through it all again over Crossrail. North Greenwich and Cutty Sark gardens are among the busiest stations along these routes. The suggestion that they should never have been built seems ridiculous now, but that was the plan.”
Clive intends to keep up the pressure for the station to be introduced. He adds, “We must develop Woolwich as a transport hub for this part of London. It is well served by buses from across the borough and making it easy for people from places like Plumstead and Shooters Hill to access Crossrail will open up the whole of the rest of London in a way that has never been possible before.”
Clive has continually pressed for a Woolwich Crossrail Station in Parliament. For more details click here.