Boris Johnson was in West London this morning to open a new majority-private funded station for the Overground service.
More than half the £7.8m construction costs for the new station at Imperial Wharf were provided by developer St George Plc. An additional £1.35m was provided by London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham with Transport for London contributing £1m towards the project and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea a further £650,000.
The station will provide residents in Hammersmith and Fulham, Chelsea, and West Brompton with rail connections to major transport interchanges at Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. TfL say the station will be served by four London Overground trains per hour from 2011.
Tony Carey, Managing Director of St George PLC, the company which built the station, said: “St George is proud to have enabled the new Imperial Wharf station to be built by taking both the responsibility for project management and constructing the station as well as providing a substantial £4.8 million towards the cost of this £7.8 million station.”
Opening the station Mayor Johnson said it “can only serve to encourage inward investment and help bring new businesses and jobs to an area that, although a neighbour to the high-fliers of Chelsea Harbour, has long been in need of the regeneration that is now taking place.”