Crossrail 2 to Streatham - Public Meeting, 29 June
You'll already know about our campaign to bring Crossrail 2 to Streatham. Our stations are over capacity, our population is growing and we're not on any government programme at all to upgrade our local transport to to be fit for the future. The government has funded Crossrail 2 for the next stage and getting onto the route is the best way for Streatham to get to work and play in coming years.
So how do we do this? The Streatham Action folk have held multiple meetings with Crossrail 2, met and lobbied politicians and spread the word far and wide. The community has signed the petition, shared on social media and written councillors - so what's next?
PUBLIC MEETING - HOW TO BRING CROSSRAIL 2 TO STREATHAM: 7PM, 29 JUNE, AT HIDEAWAY
We've brought together a panel of experts and influencers who will share with us what they believe are next steps for the community, and answering questions from the floor. Our panel will be:
Christian Wolmar, transport expert and journalist, Chair of meeting;
Caroline Pidgeon, GLA member and Chair of GLA Transport Committee;
Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Transport;
David Joyce, Director of Planning, Development and Transport, Lambeth Council;
Neil Salt, Chair, Streatham Action Transport;
Sian Berry, former Mayoral candidate for the Green Party and London Assembly Member, Londonwide;
Florence Eshalomi, London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark and member of GLA Transport Committee;
We all know the desperate transport infrastructure needs for Streatham. On the night we will be quantifying how Streatham loads the Northern line and how a CR2 station at Streatham helps alleviate the Northern line as well as the Victoria Line. David Joyce will be speaking to greater economic regeneration and affordable housing that will come from a CR2 station at Streatham than at any other proposed location south of Clapham Junction as well as lower CO2 emissions reduced traffic flow in the area. We'll also hear how Crossrail 2 can facilitate transport links to Gatwick via what will then be a new transport hub for south London at Streatham.
The bulk of the meeting will be taken up by answering questions from the floor and receiving responses from the panel members to comments received in advance from local residents on the Streatham Action website.
Come out and join us on the night. Better yet, tell a friend, a neighbour or family and bring them with you!
7pm, 29th June, HIDEAWAY