Author: Cyril Richert
More news on the proposals outlined in the Government’s 2013 National Infrastructure Plan, as highlighted by Wandsworth Council press release.
Heathrow Rail Link
The 2013 National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) includes a commitment to investigate options for improving rail access to the airport from the south. A £1m study will now take place.
- Read our previous article: New update on the train connection to Heathrow
Brighton Main Line
The NIP commits the Government to investigating upgrades to the Brighton Main Line which connects Gatwick to Clapham Junction and London Victoria. Plans include a £50m redevelopment of Gatwick Station, a Network Rail study into capacity upgrades and ‘smart ticketing’.
Northern Line extension
NIP confirms the Government will back the Northern Line extension to Battersea with a £1bn borrowing guarantee. This follows the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and the Battersea Power Station developer signing a vital commercial agreement which clears the way for the Government guarantee to go through.
In addition, Clapham Junction is also on the proposed Crossrail 2 route which would connect the station to the London Underground network. Don’t get excited just now though, it’s only planned for 2025-2030 at the soonest 😉
- Read our previous article: Consultation opens on Crossrail to Clapham Junction