|Wimbledon Station Is Officially Overcrowded|
Action is neded to ease passenger congestion
Wimbledon station is one of 11 UK stations named as most in need of action against overcrowding.
Network Rail has said action must be taken to relieve passenger congestion at Wimbledon by 2019.
The list of 11 stations also included Clapham Junction, Surbiton and the central London stations of Victoria, Fenchurch Street and Charing Cross.
The list excluded stations where congestion-busting measures are already in place such as Paddington and Farringdon in London.
Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member for Wandsworth & Merton, said: "I have been fighting a long campaign to improve conditions at local stations, especially Clapham Junction and Wimbledon, together with my MP colleagues, and have regular contact with Transport ministers and Network Rail, as well as making a documentary about the problem with ITV.
"There are other stations that should be on the list such as Wandsworth Town and Earlsfield. Plus we need longer trains and the mothballed Waterloo International platforms back in use".
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September 1, 2011