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Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
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New Crossrail spur must benefit Brent and Harrow

I am urging transport chiefs considering the new Crossrail extension to Tring to include calling points at Wembley Central and Harrow and Wealdstone stations.  Speaking at the London Assembly’s Transport Committee meeting on Wednesday,I have told Crossrail Chief Executive Andrew Wolstenholme that the move would bring huge economic benefits for the local area.

Regeneration proposals for Wembley, Harrow and neighbouring Old Oak Common have been set out in the Mayor’s London Plan.  Whilst the Government has announced proposals for a new Crossrail station at Old Oak Common, it is yet to confirm whether Crossrail will stop at Wembley Central and Harrow and Wealdstone. 

I am asking that these a calling point for the extended route has the potential to boost economic growth and provide new jobs and homes for local people.

This is about providing better opportunities for people in Brent and Harrow.  These proposals would vastly improve connections across the local area, strengthening our local economy and bringing more jobs, homes and schools.  That’s why I’m pressing this issue so hard.

I’ve raised this issue with Crossrail bosses today, but the final decision lies with the Department for Transport and I will be urging them to give these plans serious consideration.

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15th January 2015