Crossrail route ‘could be extended’


Proposals to extend the Crossrail route could benefit Kent residents who work in London offices.

Commuters near Essex, Berkshire and Heathrow Airport will already be able to take advantage of the 74 mile rail network but now it may also link with north Kent.

Gravesham Council was asked by Transport for London to put aside land which would potentially see the Crossrail terminate in Denton in Gravesend.

Gravesham Borough Council leader Mike Snelling said that the prospect had “enormous potential but added that “it is, as it stands, a vague idea and we would urge that it becomes a firm commitment”.

Crossrail will cost a massive £16 billion to develop and could create up to 30,000 jobs.

It has widely been welcomed by those with commercial property in London as it is likely to encourage more people to do business in the city.

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