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MetiNews.Com - The local council is in talks with Network Rail to try to get it off the ground
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - London Underground NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailProposals for North Kensington to get its own station on the long-delayed Crossrail project have been put back on track. Kensington and Chelsea Council has confirmed it is in talks with Network Rail on producing a feasibility study that could lead to the “Kensal Portobello Station” being built. Get all the latest London news to your email inbox by signing uphere Also called the Elizabeth Line, the 73-mile underground route will link Shenfield in Essex to Reading, with branches to Heathrow Airport and Abbey Wood in South East London. The Conservative-run council has long been calling for the station to be built in the north of the borough, although little has been reported about the idea for several years. A council spokesperson said that during 2020, its officers have “been talking to Network Rail about railway modelling to test the operational impact of a station on other rail services".
. Meanwhile, the council's 2019 Local Plan refers to the area as the ‘Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area’, and says 3,500 homes could eventually be built there.
Kensington Gas Works are located at the end of Canal Way, beside the Grand Union Canal. Credit: Google Street View
In July last year, deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith said: “This is a fantastic site, it is almost a complete new ward. It will make a significant dent in our [housing] waiting list.” Parts of the Elizabeth Line were originally planned to open in December 2018. In August, Crossrail’s board announced that the first section, between Paddington and Abbey Wood, may not be operational until 2022. The project’s total spend has also risen from £14.8 billion to more than £18 billion.
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