There had been doubts that a Woolwich station would be included in the scheme, but after pressure from Greenwich Council and the three local MPs, Clive, Nick Raynsford and John Austin the government decided that the station would be included. Under the plans drawn up by the Council, Berkley Homes will build and pay for the structure.
Clive welcomed the announcement, saying: “This is something we have all been working towards for a long time. Woolwich will become a major transport hub for this part of London. It is already served by 54 buses per hour linking it with many areas in my constituency including: Eltham, Plumstead, Shooters Hill and Kidbrooke. The Docklands Light Railway is already on its way to Woolwich. This is not just a boost for people who commute into work across London. Holiday makers will also be able to use the Crossrail station to get a train from Woolwich direct to Heathrow.”
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the campaign. It has been an excellent example of local government leading a campaign with the full backing of local residents and the business community.”