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17.10.17

TfL seeks views on two new Old Oak stations

The Old Oak and Park Royal site in London is being considered by TfL as the site of two new stations that would link to the Elizabeth Line and HS2 as part of a five-week consultation.

The consultation asks for views on two potential London Overground stations that would exploit one of London’s key development sites, which is managed by Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

The proposals include a station at Hythe Road – which would be around 700m from the HS2 and Crossrail station at Old Oak Park, one of the largest development sites within the OPDC area – and at Old Oak Common Lane – about 350m to the west of the HS2 and Elizabeth Line station between Old Oak Common and Midland Terrace.

These ideas follow on from a 2014 consultation launched in partnership with Network Rail and OPDC and co-funded by the European Commission. Since then, TfL has undertaken work to develop the initial design for the potential stations.

TfL hopes that the new stations will help deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs part of the region’s extensive regeneration, which is expected to bring 250,000 more people within an hour’s journey of Old Oak.

Hythe Road visualisations

“These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to HS2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal,” said Alex Williams, TfL’s director for city planning.

“Delivering these would further build on the regeneration benefits of HS2 and the Elizabeth Line and would help support new homes, jobs and opportunities for thousands of Londoners.”

The organisation has already undertaken work to develop an initial design for potential stations and is now seeking views on the plans to determine the outcome of the stations’ future. Responses will be considered alongside a business case, feasibility studies and the availability of money. Should the ideas be taken forward, powers work need to be secured via a Transport & Works Act Order, before which further consultation would be carried out.

The consultation will run until 17 November. To get involved, click here.

Today’s plans come less than two months after HS2 Ltd announced it was on the lookout for partners to help expand Euston station and build the brand new Old Oak Common transport hub.

Images: Old Oak and Hythe Road visualisations, TfL

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Comments

Nick   17/10/2017 at 18:54

The real interconnectivity gains would be from a WCML-accessible station, allowing commuters to miss Euston, especially during HS2 construction without a Willesden change. However, that's just a tad too difficult - the line on the top left of the diagram is WCML-accessible.

Andrew JG   18/10/2017 at 00:45

Brilliant news. New station that could become the new “West London hub” where you can interchange between Elizabeth Line, London Overground, National Rail (GWR) and possibly London Underground if the Central Line were to connect with Old Oak Common. But this is brilliant news.

Pip   18/10/2017 at 13:41

Brilliant news. But yes brilliant news.

Andrew Gwilt   22/10/2017 at 21:34

There were plans to build a new railway station called New Bermondsey in Southeast London which could be built possibly next year. If TfL allows the planning permission to build a new station that will be part of the London Overground on the South London Line. And it will serve the New Bermondsey and Millwall areas and is to be located close to Millwall Football Club “The Den Stadium”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Bermondsey_railway_station

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