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Homeowners near Crossrail 2 stations could be hit by new tax

People living near Crossrail 2 stations could be hit by a new tax, under proposals being considered by Transport for London (TfL).

The proposed £31bn project will start from Cheshunt in Hertfordshire and run through London and then out to stations in Surrey such as Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Shepperton.

Property magazine Estates Gazette reported that the tax would create three zones stretching a kilometre around each station.
Each zone would have a scaled charged, called a transport property charge, which would change depending on its distance from a station.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling said in July 2017 that London had to meet half the costs of the construction of the new line. An independent funding review is due to report back by the autumn.

Full list of proposed Crossrail 2 stations:

Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End, Angel Road, Northumberland Park, Tottenham Hale, Wood Green, New Southgate, Alexandra Palace, Turnpike Lane, Seven Sisters, Dalston, Angel, Euston St. Pancras, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria, King's Road Chelsea, Clapham Junction, Balham, Tooting Broadway, Wimbledon, Motspur Park, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell West, Epsom, Malden Manor, Tolworth, Chessington North, Chessington South, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Hampton Court, Norbiton, Kingston, Hampton Wick, Teddington, Fulwell, Hampton, Kempton Park, Sunbury, Upper Halliford and Shepperton.

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