Search

Brent Council leader calls for Crossrail in Wembley

PUBLISHED: 12:34 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:34 29 February 2016

Cllr Muhammed Butt told an economic growth conference he would like to see Crossrail extended to Wembley and Old Oak Common

Cllr Muhammed Butt told an economic growth conference he would like to see Crossrail extended to Wembley and Old Oak Common

Archant

The leader of Brent Council has called for a Crossrail link between Old Oak Common and Wembley to better connect the borough’s growing population to the rest of the capital.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin views construction work at the Bond Street station Crossrail site in London with Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan (Pic:Stefan Roussea/PA Images) Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin views construction work at the Bond Street station Crossrail site in London with Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan (Pic:Stefan Roussea/PA Images)

Speaking alongside council chiefs at a conference in central London on Friday, Cllr Muhammed Butt, said he wants to see the £14.8billion Crossrail train line extended to Brent, connecting commuters to Reading in the West and Abbey Wood in the East.

There have been no detailed proposals yet, but it is thought Cllr Butt could enter into discussions with bosses of the major infrastructure plan or its successor project, Crossrail 2, which has a provisional £27bn price tag, about the idea.

The calls came after research by property group Bilfinger GVA showed London’s economic growth is increasingly spreading from the city centre to outer London, bringing with it growing populations and investment.

Cllr Butt said: “With the central London economy expanding outwards, we think that a Crossrail link between Old Oak Common and Wembley would make perfect sense and should be brought forward in the future to unlock further opportunities.”

Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon (Pic: PA Images/ Sean Dempsey) Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon (Pic: PA Images/ Sean Dempsey)

The event, held at the offices of Bilfinger GVA, was attended by Sir Edward Lister, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning and the heads of Haringey Council and Ealing Council.

.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

51 minutes ago

Labour kept all three seats up for grabs in the deferred Willesden Green election held yesterday.

A poodle was dumped on the busy North Circular road in the middle of the night.

07:45

Do you know this man? He’s wanted by Brent Police in connection with a stabbing in Wembley.

Yesterday, 16:17

Free creative writing workshops are taking place in Willesden Green Library this month.

Yesterday, 16:06

Small and medium-sized firms in Brent will be hired for £60 million worth of construction work.

Yesterday, 13:20

A head tenant who changed the locks on a property that was being illegally sublet to 35 men has been jailed.

Yesterday, 13:18

Cricklewood is set to come alive this weekend with the annual Cricklewood Festival, with a flock of sculpted sheep set to drop in.

Yesterday, 11:47

Author Kamila Shamsie spoke to the Times ahead of her talk at the Preston Community Library on Tuesday evening.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now