At tonightâ€™s Council meeting (see agenda here) Tory transport spokesman David Millican has tabled the following motion for debate.
This Council affirms its support for Crossrail and notes the myriad of benefits it will bring both to Ealing and to London as a whole. Council welcomes the continued support of the Mayor of London and urges politicians of all parties to maintain Crossrail as a priority during these difficult economic times.
This is part of a wide ranging campaign by Ealing Tories to support the Crossrail project and to make sure that this borough really benefits from the project.
At the start of October Ealing Central & Acton PPC Angie Bray and council leader Jason Stacey met with London Mayor Boris Johnson at Ealing Broadway station to press the case for improvements at the station as a part of the Crossrail project, see Gazette article here.
At the Tory conference the next week David Millican was able to use TfL’s fringe event to ask Peter Hendy, Commissioner for Transport for London, what he was doing about interchange issues around Crossrail. At the end of the meeting both David and I were able to buttonhole the chairman of the Crossrail company, Terry Morgan, and make clear the publicâ€™s demand for â€œkiss and dropâ€ at our Crossrail stations. The next day David Millican was able to press for Crossrail during the transport session with Teresa Villiers (see photo above) and again raised the interchange issue with her at a fringe meeting later in the week.