Crossrail 2 could be coming to Worcester Park.

As Boris Johnson today launches the consultation on potential routes for the new service, Sutton Council has thrown its weight behind the option of bringing Crossrail 2 to Wimbledon and Worcester Park.

Transport for London and Network Rail are looking at two routes - an underground service from Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace, and a Regional option which would be a combined underground and overground railway operating from Alexandra Palace and Hertford East in Hertfordshire to various locations in south west London and Surrey.

The council is hoping that, rather than ploughing straight through Worcester park as part of the proposed Epsom route, the trains will actually stop there and allow residents to benefit from the improved links.

Councillor Jill Whitehead, chairwoman of the Council's environment and neighbourhoods committee, said: "We are very much in favour of the Regional option and will be campaigning for it to be adopted with a stop at Worcester Park.

"There are obvious benefits for residents of Worcester Park in having improved connections and adding to the hub at Wimbledon improves connections for residents across the borough and supports the case for bringing the Tramlink extension to Sutton."

Crossrail 2 would be a second phase to the Crossrail 1 route which is currently being built to boost links between east and west London.

Designed to meet the needs of a growing population in London over the next 20 years, Crossrail 2 would serve a south west to north east corridor through London and greatly boost connectivity at key hubs such as Wimbledon, Clapham Junction and Victoria.

For Sutton residents it would speed up journeys to the West End and north London as well as improving links to South West London and beyond through Surrey.

Coun Whitehead added: "I urge all interested parties such as the Rail Users’ Forum as well as individuals to make their views known to the consultation."

The consultation runs from May 14 to August 2.