Crossrail 2 could serve Dorking and Woking

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A study for the county council has been looking at ways to maximise benefit for businesses and commuters in Surrey

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The study comes after the South West 7.02am and 7.32am trains have made the top 10 busiest in England and Wales.

Plans for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton stations on its southern tip.

If the proposed ideas go ahead:

– Stretching the line from Surbiton to Woking would cut journey times by up to six minutes, at less well-served stations on the route like West Byfleet, Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames

– Up to 17 minutes would be cut from a journey to central London if the Epsom line is extended to Dorking

– Overcrowding would be cut by freeing up space on the South West Mainline tracks for up to seven extra trains an hour.

Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Crossrail 2 is vital for commuters and businesses.

“Not only will the planned railway reduce overcrowding, it will boost the economy in Surrey, London and way beyond.”

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