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RBKC dismiss consultation result

Here are the dismissive comments on the Consultation process from RBKC. We will let you make up your mind about them. RBKC don’t seem to understand what a simple statement of opposition means. We will comment on this shortly.   Crossrail 2 in Chelsea – an initial response to TfL’s consultation report In its report […]

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Nine in ten oppose Chelsea station in TfL consultation – update from FOI response from TFL

Nine in ten responses to TFL’s public consultation on Crossrail 2 oppose a station in Chelsea.

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National Infrastructure Commision questions King’s Road Crossrail 2 station

No Crossrail in Chelsea welcomes the report from the National Infrastructure Commission “Transport for a World City” published on 10th March. The report makes the case for Crossrail2 but questions a King’s Road Crossrail2 station. It looks  at options to reduce the absolute cost and scope of the scheme and concludes that the one area for scope […]

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Press coverage of passenger forecasts

The Evening Standard recently published an article which suggested that by 2030 there would be staggering increases in the numbers of passengers using two of our local tube stations. It claimed that at Sloane Square they would increase from 10 million to 26 million and that in South Kensington they would double to 66 million. […]

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Local opposition to King’s Road Crossrail station intensifies as 80 Chelsea businesses say No

Proposals to build a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road have been dealt a new and significant blow today, as – within just days of the proponents going public – 80 of Chelsea’s smaller but most specialist and individualistic local businesses have already teamed up to unanimously opposing the plans. They join more than […]

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Chelsea4Crossrail2 Rebuttals – our response

Many of our supporters think we should ignore the opposing C4C2 (“Chelsea4Crossrail2”) campaign entirely. They do so on a variety of grounds : the most common is its total silence about its own levels of support, which suggests  the numbers are so small that we shouldn’t give it the oxygen of publicity. But our Council […]

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Royal Avenue says No Crossrail in Chelsea

Royal Avenue residents association held its AGM on 9 February 2016 and debated Crossrail. Despite its chair Martin Flash and Nick Coleridge supporting the station,  the association voted 16 to 4 to oppose the station. Mr Flash as chair of Chelsea 4 Crossrail claims to speak for Chelsea, he clearly doesn’t. He doesn’t even speak […]

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RBKC claim 70% of Chelsea support for the King ’s Road station – is this misinformation?

RBKC has in its input to the recent BBC programme on Crossrail2 rehashed the claim that a  silent majority of 70% of Chelsea supports a station on the King’s Road. This is despite the fact that we have evidence of 8000 responses opposing the proposed station in the 2015/2016 consultation which TfL conducted and which […]

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Crossrail and over site development – who really decides

From The Planner (the magazine for Town Planners): “Permission has been granted for a six storey “over site development” OSD on a street block acquired by Crossrail in Faringdon after an inspector found the public benefits of the scheme outweighed the potential harm to heritage assets.” We have warned of the pressure for development and […]

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Made in Chelsea stars Georgia Toffolo and Hugo Taylor join No Crossrail in Chelsea campaign

“People my age adore the King’s Road and the Chelsea village because it is unique and characterful. This station will ruin everything that we all love about Chelsea,” said Georgia Toffolo.

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