Crossrail 2 will transform commuter services

Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2 will transform commuting from the Borough ... have your say.

Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.

Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.

However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.

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Council Leader backs Tolworth tunnel plan

A3 Tolworth decking
A3 Tolworth now

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced his support for moving some of London’s key arterial roads into tunnels. This will free up vast swathes of land for development of housing and green space, whilst improving air quality.

One of the five locations cited by the Mayor as being a potential site for a tunnel was the Tolworth section of the A3. The Tolworth Tunnel proposal would involve ‘decking’, which would connect areas and communities which are currently separated by transport infrastructure.

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The legacy of neglect

Tesco Tolworth rubbish

The Lib Dems have neglected Tolworth and Hook Rise for far too long.

Lib Dems run the South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee - the area with the worst satisfaction levels in Kingston:

  • Tolworth Greenway: overbudget, late, unsafe and not fit for purpose
  • Rubbish on Tesco land which the Lib Dems have ignored
  • Jubilee Way Playscape has been neglected and not maintained.

It's time to end the neglect of Tolworth!

Ronak Pandya is standing for Tolworth and Hook Rise in the forthcoming by-election, a Conservative working with the Conservative Administration getting the area back on the map after years of Lib Dem neglect.

RBK suspends Londis licence following child sexual assault

Londis Ewell Rd

Kingston Council Licensing Sub-Committee suspended the licence of Londis in Ewell Road following an attack on a girl by an illegal immigrant employee.

At Summary Review meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee was informed that an 11 year old girl was sexually assaulted by a shop employee on Sunday 23rd November. It later emerged that the employee, a Mauritian national, had overstayed his visa and had no right to reside or work in the UK. The man in question has since pleaded guilty to the offence.

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