Abena Oppong-Asare MP visits Abbey Wood Crossrail station and calls for better bus links to ensure that everyone benefits from new railway


Erith and Thamesmead MP Abena Oppong-Asare visited the Abbey Wood Crossrail station to see first-hand the progress that has been made on completing the station and beginning services on the Elizabeth line.

Ms Oppong-Asare also called for TfL, local councils and the Government to work together to ensure that residents in Erith and Thamesmead feel the full benefits of Crossrail by improving local bus links to and from Abbey Wood station.

At the station in her constituency, Ms Oppong-Asare met with staff who have been working hard to ensure it is ready for passengers. She heard about the challenges they have faced over the last year and the work they are doing to ensure the line is operational as soon as possible. She also raised local concerns and received reassurances they are being addressed.

Speaking after the visit, Abena Oppong-Asare MP said: “It was great to visit Abbey Wood station and see the progress that has been made in finishing the station before Elizabeth line trains are due to start running in the first half of 2022. When this happens, Abbey Wood will be less that half-an-hour away from Paddington.

“I am determined that as many local people as possible benefit from this new line, and therefore I am calling for better bus links from Abbey Wood to other places in the constituency. I will be working with local partners to ensure that this happens.”