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25.02.15

Two new London Overground stations planned at Old Oak Common

Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans to build two London Overground stations at Old Oak Common, after a public consultation on proposals to build an Overground link in the area received strong support. 

The introduction of improved local transport infrastructure has been labelled “essential” to provide local rail links to High Speed 2 and Crossrail, as well as to help provide improved rail links across the proposed Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) site, which could deliver 55,000 jobs and 24,000 new homes.  

Results from the nine-week public consultation indicated 85% of the respondents supported plans to build a new London Overground station at Old Oak. The most support was received for Option C, which would create two separate London Overground stations at Old Oak Common Lane and Hythe Road – allowing access to both the Clapham Junction to Stratford and Richmond to Stratford lines. 

This option was also preferred as two distinct catchment areas would be served, maximising rail links across the OPDC site and helping make journeys quicker and easier across west London. 

Richard de Cani, TfL’s managing director of planning, said: “This public consultation has demonstrated there is strong public support for new local rail links at Old Oak to allow Overground services to support the planned new High Speed 2 and Crossrail stations due to open in 2026.” 

TfL will now undertake more detailed work to progress Option C, taking on board comments received from the consultation. The next stage of work will include the consideration of funding options as part of the wider development plans for Old Oak Common. Further public consultation on the scheme is expected to take place in 2016. 

For further information on the new London Overground station at Old Oak consultation, click here

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Andrew Gwilt   14/03/2015 at 21:36

Old Oak Common will not just be a major station that would have Crossrail, Great Western Main Line, London Overground and the planned & proposed High Speed 2 but also a major area to regenerate West London as it's located in Acton and as planned QPR (Queens Park Rangers) Football Club to be built next to the train station with new houses, apartments, shops and a large train depot for Crossrail to maintain and store their trains as it would boost jobs in the new area in West London on the borders of London Borough of Ealing & London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

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