- Chelsea tube station
Location of Chelsea in Central London
Location Chelsea Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Owner Transport for London or Network Rail Fare zone 1 List of stations Underground · National Rail
Chelsea tube station is a proposed station on the Chelsea-Hackney line (also known as "Crossrail 2" and the "Chelney line"). Alternative names for the station are Kings Road (Chelsea), Chelsea Kings Road or simply Kings Road.
The line is currently considered the fourth major rail project in the capital after the Thameslink Programme, East London Line extension and Crossrail 1. It is not likely to open until at least 2022.
In the current plans it will be part of a tunnelled section between Parsons Green and Sloane Square. The exact location would only be fixed when the line is approved but under the June 2008 safeguarding the surface structures of interest lie either side of Dovehouse Street (including Dovehouse Green) at its junction with Kings Road and some small buildings on the south side of the road opposite.
Its eventual location may be influenced by the redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks, now near Imperial Wharf (which opened in 2009 on the London Overground network) which may influence the exact location.
A tube line from Chelsea to Hackney was first proposed at the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1904 a bill was put before Parliament, but was defeated by the political allies of rival tube constructor Charles Yerkes. It resurfaced in the late 1960s and has been on the long-term agenda since then. An integral part of the plan was to build a new station in the centre of Chelsea along the Kings Road, which is not currently served directly by any tube or national rail station.
It was safeguarded as part of a potential route in 1991 and 2007. Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council are strong supporters of Chelsea station, as well as returning Sloane Square into the project after it was dropped from the route.
Proposed Preceding station Crossrail Following stationtowards Wimbledon Chelsea-Hackney lineCrossrail 2towards Epping
- ^ "Crossrail 2". Always Touch Out. 2006-08-01. http://www.alwaystouchout.com/project/5. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- ^ Chelsea–Hackney Line Safeguarding Directions, June 2008 Part A (PDF), Crossrail, accessed 22 December 2010
- ^ "Imperial Wharf station back on track". London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. 2007-10-31. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. http://web.archive.org/web/20080321015551/http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/News_and_Media/Press_office/Press_releases/88246_Imperial_Wharf_station_back_on_track.asp. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- ^ "Consultation on safeguarding revision for the Chelsea-Hackney line". Department for Transport. http://www.dft.gov.uk/162259/165220/220115/070402electronicconsultatio1.pdf. Retrieved 2008-07-12. [dead link]
- ^ "Chelsea to Hackney line". Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. October 2007. http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/rbkcdirect/chelseahackney/ch0710_story01.asp. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
Proposed rail infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom Projects
Aberdeen Crossrail · Bakerloo line extension to Camberwell · Camp Hill Line · Chelsea–Hackney line · Crossrail Glasgow · Croxley Rail Link · DLR extension to Dagenham Dock · Gateway Plus · Heathrow Airtrack · High Speed 2 · Levenmouth rail link · North and West London Light Railway · Northern line extension to Battersea · South Staffordshire Line reopening · St Andrews rail link · Skipton-Colne Rail Link · Tees Valley Metro · UK Ultraspeed · Varsity Line · West London Orbital · Windsor Link Railway
Aldridge · Ascot Road · Bermuda · Brent Cross Thameslink · Brinsford Parkway · Caerleon · Castle Bromwich · Curzon Street · Chelsea (or Kings Road) · Chesterton · Conon Bridge · Coventry Arena · Crossrail-HS2 Interchange · Cwm · Ebbw Vale Town · Elland · Fort Parkway · Glasgow Airport · Gloucestershire Parkway · Haxby · Hazelwell · Headbolt Lane · Heathrow Hub · Horsforth Woodside · Kings Heath · Lea Bridge · Llanwern · Low Moor · Moseley · Newport West · Portway · Primrose Hill · Pye Corner · Reading Green Park · Rushden Parkway · Stafford Parkway · Stratford Parkway · Surrey Canal Road · Vauxhall (Merseyside) · Water Eaton Parkway · Watford West · West Hampstead interchange · Willenhall · Wixams · Worcester (North) Parkway · Worcester (Norton) Parkway
Heritage railways► Current Proposed Chelsea–Hackney line Safeguarded stationsAngel • Buckhurst Hill • Chelsea King's Road • Dalston Junction • Debden • East Putney • Epping • Essex Road • Hackney Central • Homerton • King's Cross St. Pancras • Leytonstone • Loughton • Parsons Green • Piccadilly Circus • Putney Bridge • Sloane Square • Snaresbrook • South Woodford • Southfields • Theydon Bois • Tottenham Court Road • Victoria • Wimbledon Park • Wimbledon • Woodford Proposed stations
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