Select Committee gives vital approval for Woolwich Crossrail station

The Crossrail Bill Select Committee in Parliament has backed the local compaign for a Crossrail station at Woolwich. The Committee has spent months looking at the details of the project. Its Chairman Alan Meale MP gave the Committee’s verdict on a Woolwich Station saying it was “clearly convinced of the essential need for a Crossrail station at Woolwich. He went on to say that such a station would provide “exceptional value for money”. He instructed Crossrail to work with Greenwich Council to ensure that the station is “fully integrated with the local transport infrastructure”.

Speaking after the announcement, Clive Efford said: “This is the news that we have been waiting and campaigning so long for. A Woolwich Station will have a massive impact on our local transport. Passengers will eventually be able to get a train from Woolwich direct to Heathrow and beyond. Crossrail is vital for the long-term prosperity of our city and the Woolwich Station is just as vital for our local area.”

Clive [pictured right campaigning for Crossrail in the snow and at start of work on Woolwich DLR extension] added “I am particularly pleased that the Committee has seen the importance of ensuring that the station is fully integrated into the local transport infrastructure. With Crossrail and the DLR coming to Woolwich it will become a major transport hub. It is vital that our local transport network helps people access that hub easily”.

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