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.

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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 2016-12-03 13:09:50 +1300
    Balham is the much better option, allowing connection to the mainline from Victoria to the south will allow Crossrail to be useful for the whole of south london.
  • signed 2016-11-30 06:54:50 +1300
    In terms of spacing of stations along the route, there will be one stop for Crossrail 2 somewhere between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction. Tooting is far more equi-distant between these two stations and is a bus route hub, picking up commuters feeding in on public transport from Mitcham, Streatham and Earlsfield. Balham is really only a stone’s throw from Clapham Junction (and both are already served by the same overground line in any case). For this reason, Tooting makes much more sense would provide a real boost to the area. It also makes perfect sense given the vicinity to St Georges Hospital which has grown over recent years to become both a major employer and referral centre for patients.
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  • signed 2016-11-25 01:11:46 +1300
    I’ve lived in Tooting and Balham for the past 15 years and Tooting needs this far more than Balham.
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  • signed 2016-11-17 03:33:02 +1300
    i live in tooting and am disabled the area is steeped in history we don’t want it disrupted less disruption in balham
  • signed 2016-11-17 01:45:50 +1300