Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre

Crossrail 2 is a proposed new railway serving London and the wider South East with a major station at Wimbledon. It should connect Wimbledon with Tottenham Court Road in under 20 minutes with 30 trains an hour.

To deliver this, significant works will need to be carried out in the town centre and surrounding areas. If the plans go ahead as set out in the recent Crossrail 2 consultation, much of our town centre would be destroyed and might never recover.

In Autumn 2015 Crossrail 2 proposed:

  • Four new train platforms replacing the tram stop and Centre Court 
  • A major Crossrail station entrance on Queens Road 
  • A bridge joining Alexandra Road to Queens Road
  • Many buildings around the station knocked down
  • Trams moved above ground on to Wimbledon Bridge 

This would mean: 

  • 11 years of building works at and around the station 
  • Over 60% of Centre Court lost and many other shops, amenities and businesses closed  
  • Traffic chaos 
  • Fewer trains to Waterloo (10-12 an hour instead of 18)
  • And, the loss of 5,000 jobs in Wimbledon 

We organised a meeting to raise awareness of these plans among our neighbours on 7th January 2016 and were overwhelmed by the response when over 450 people turned up. There was a common view among residents at that meeting…  

We want Crossrail 2 to deliver a better plan for Wimbledon.

About Crossrail 2