Campaigners who have fought against plans for a Crossrail 2 station to be built in Chelsea' s King's Road have said it would be a "dereliction of duty" if Transport for London ignore the results of a consultation.
Chris Lennon, chair of the No Crossrail for Chelsea group , told getwestlondon how he understands the decision isn't a referendum, but feels the results cannot be ignored.
An October 2015 consultation asking some 19,000 residents showed more than half rejecting the idea of a station in the borough's prominent King's Road.
Mr Lennon said: “Michele Dix (director of Crossrail 2) is of course correct that the recent consultation on a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road was not a referendum .
"But it was a consultation and one in which the public overwhelmingly rejected the proposal.
"The message from the consultation was very clear.
"People oppose a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road."
'Listening to voters and residents is not appeasement, it is democracy'
In a recent interview with the Crossrail Director , Ms Dix had said nothing is set in stone, although there were many complexities to address with the project.
A station at Imperial Wharf would mean building the railway with tighter curves, which she said "is something we don't like to design because there are lots of maintenance issues."
She also pointed out the area is very built up, making it more difficult to find space for a station, whereas plans for Fulham Broadway seemed a less likely choice as there was less need for a station there.
However, the director urged people to remember there will be plenty more opportunities to voice their concers.
But Mr Lennon responded: "They don’t have ‘concerns’ to be addressed by tweaking the proposal, they just don’t want a station.
"If the consultation process is to have validity, then the result needs to be taken on board by TfL. To ignore them would be a dereliction of duty.
"Taking account of the views of voters and residents is not appeasement, it is democracy.”
“The scale of response to the consultation and level of opposition to the King’s Road proposal was very large for a public consultation."
A look into the consultation results which were released in March and the project's next steps are expected within the next month.