Houses near to crossrail stations see values surge
Property values around some Crossrail stations have surged since the east-west London line got the green light in 2008, with the fastest-rising jumping 82%, according to a new report.
Stretching the length of the entire line from Maidenhead to Shenfield prices within a short walk of stations have risen only 5% more than the local market, gaining 43% on average since 2008, but within that some areas have soared much faster. In a recent TV report it highlighted that Chinese and Far East London property buyers were earmarking around the stations on crossrail as their target purchase areas.
The tunnelling for Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, is nearly complete, and the 73-mile (118km) railway line is expected to open in late 2018. The high-speed line will increase London’s overall rail capacity by 10%.