Thursday, August 23, 2007

Eastfields station gets the go-ahead from the Merton Planning Committee

I have just heard that last night the new Eastfields Station in Mitcham has been given the go-ahead by the Merton Planning Committee. This is great news for Mitcham and with a little luck the station will open in December at the start of the Winter timetable and I know that before permission was granted preparatory work was been carried out on the site(which did not require permission).

The new station will be a considerable economic boost to the area and will also improve transport for a large number of people in the Mitcham area. A great deal of thanks needs to be given to officers at Merton Council who worked on the scheme over many years but also the local Labour MP Siobhain Mc Donagh who has worked tirelessly over many years to bring this scheme to fruition and was instrumental in getting Network Rail to construct the station.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ben said...

Do you have any idea when work on the station will begin? If planning permission was granted on 24th August what is stopping work from commencing?

4:44 pm  
Blogger Martin Whelton said...

Work has commenced on the station already and has been for the last month. I understand now that it will open in June 2008.

10:34 pm  
Anonymous Ben said...

Thats fantastic news! Thanks for the information

4:58 pm  

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