Crossrail 2 is the new tube line through Wandsworth and into central London.

Our local station had been planned at Tooting Broadway, but Transport for London (TfL) has discovered difficult ground conditions under Tooting and is thinking of moving the station to Balham.

Tooting was originally chosen as it is more in need of the economic boost and better rail connectivity that Crossrail 2 will bring. However, by moving the station to Balham the cost of Crossrail 2 will be less and surface disruption during construction will be reduced.

Wandsworth Council still believes a station at Tooting Broadway will deliver the maximum benefit to our area – but what do you think?

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Have your say: should the station be at Balham or Tooting Broadway?


About Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 is the proposed full-sized underground railway that will run North-South across London, with stops planned at Clapham Junction and – until this month – Tooting Broadway. It will also stop at Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and King's Cross / Euston.

The new railway will bring huge benefits to our area, cutting journey times to central London, boosting the local economy and reducing the strain on existing overground and Northern line services. It will also unlock thousands of new affordable homes in Wandsworth.

It will also ensure that London remains globally competitive, creating jobs and growth across the national economy, while encouraging people to make greener journeys into and across London.

Visit the new Crossrail 2 consultation

Dan Watkins

Dan Watkins, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting, has been at the forefront of the campaign to bring Crossrail 2 to our area, and was successful in getting access shafts removed from Wandsworth Common. Visit for more information.

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  • signed 2016-09-24 05:53:20 +1200
    As Balham has already the overground station facilities that can be updated and expanded to accommodate the new link.
  • signed 2016-09-21 09:47:21 +1200
    balham is best for who travel from surrey and outer london
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  • signed 2016-09-12 20:09:04 +1200
    The crux of the debate should be about a transport and investment decision, for the wider area and the future of the region’s infrastructure. Instead the public debate is being hijacked into local issues that are of self-interest to selections of local groups. Every investment pound counts, and short term or emotionally charged views need to be balanced out by our community leaders and decision makers. I can’t say that a well reasoned argument has been made for either case, but investment decisions of this magnitude won’t come for another generation, so please make this a decision based more by what’s right for the region’s long term transport and country’s overall benefit. On the face of it, it strikes me that the most efficient transport solution is the Balham option, making use of the connections already in place. It’s also at a reduced cost to the country. I’d like to see the socio-economic argument of the Tooting option, however locally limited, to see how it can be balanced alongside the transport and financial benefits or compromises.
  • signed 2016-09-12 09:14:00 +1200