Light at the end of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf

Work poised to begin on new Fulham overground station

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Work to build a brand new station in the south of Fulham could start as early as June 2008 thanks to a multi-million funding package likely to be agreed on April 28.

If all goes to plan at a Hammersmith and Fulham Cabinet Meeting on Monday, the new station, on the west London line will be built by Imperial Wharf developers St George.

The station will bring transport links to new developments such as Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour and Lots Road Power Station, allowing people who move into the area to enjoy an easier commute.

A Hammersmith and Fulham Council spokesman said: “Without Imperial Wharf Overground Station the full development potential of the south of the borough is unlikely to be realised. More car traffic would be created adding to local congestion and pollution and those without cars would struggle to get around easily.”

The proposed station would be built just north of the West London Line railway bridge over the River Thames. The station would allow residents much easier access to the Underground at West Brompton and the myriad of rail services at Clapham Junction.

Providing the station gets the go-ahead on Monday, and transport works go according to plan, the station is predicted to open in 2010.

May 16, 2008