Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fulham on Track; A New Rail Station for Fulham's Upmarket Imperial Wharf Development Should Ease Fears of Traffic Gridlock in the Area. David Spittles Reports Homes & Property

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fulham on Track; A New Rail Station for Fulham's Upmarket Imperial Wharf Development Should Ease Fears of Traffic Gridlock in the Area. David Spittles Reports Homes & Property

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Byline: DAVID SPITTLES

FULHAM residents' concerns that the spread of new developments in the area will create gridlock should be allayed by the addition of a railway station at the new Imperial Wharf riverside "village".

The Strategic Rail Authority has finally reached agreement with the developer, St George. Construction will start next spring and the station should be operating a year later.

A station at Imperial Wharf, on a former gasworks bordering Chelsea Harbour, has always been seen as the key to the long-term success of building schemes in the area, affecting values, and the life of neighbouring residents.

St George is building more than 1,600 homes, a hotel, shops and restaurants on the 32-acre site.

This, together with other new schemes in the area, including the second phase of Chelsea Harbour, the redevelopment of Lots Road power station and the Kings development in King's Road, gave rise to local fears of traffic chaos in what are already busy streets. …

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