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?

3,697 Responses

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.

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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 2016-10-25 23:57:37 +1300
    jeanette Allcorn. Hospital visitors would benefit as well as commuters. Tooting needs the economic boost
  • signed 2016-10-25 21:10:00 +1300
  • signed 2016-10-25 12:02:17 +1300
    Tooting really needs this for the thousands of people heading into town for work, and London needs better / faster access to Tooting for St. George’s hospital (and let’s be honest the restaurants/bars/markets). Balham already has great connections.. I hope they don’t cut corners just because of the extra effort needed to build.. the regeneration this would provide to the Wandsworth/Merton borders is exactly what this south London pocket needs!
  • signed 2016-10-25 09:27:13 +1300
    Tooting needs better links to the city.

    Balham already has a train station and a tube connection.
  • signed 2016-10-25 07:26:56 +1300
  • signed 2016-10-25 05:14:02 +1300
    This would be an incredible decision for Totting. PLus St George hospital is in Tooting.
  • signed 2016-10-20 00:33:05 +1300
    Tooting would really benefit from the upgrade
  • signed 2016-10-19 12:27:30 +1300
    Broader economic gains
  • signed 2016-10-17 21:18:13 +1300
    It is a no brainer – St. George’s Hospital is very hard to get to for many patients and Crossrail 2 would provide a far easier journey if located at Tooting as opposed Balham. There should be zero reason why step free access cannot be arranged, particularity given Knightsbridge can create a walk through to Harrods! Remember when the M25 was built and it was decided that only 3 lanes were needed? With London expanding it is clear there will be even more pressure on the Northern line to provide easier links as we deal with an expanding city and population. And an extra £500m and potentially an extra year, is a ludicrous argument. That money is nothing in a development such as this even though it might be life changing for a lottery winner..
  • signed 2016-10-17 02:18:01 +1300