Chiltern Railways plan line improvement in Hillingdon that could reduce commuting time in to London by a fifth.
The plans are unconnected with those for HS2 and involve an extra mile of track to let westbound Chiltern services avoid the existing approach to South Ruislip station adjacent to Great Central Avenue, where severe speed restrictions are in place. Trains would travel at up to 100mph on the new route, past the Civic Way trading estate, reports the Uxbridge Gazette.
Trains would continue to call at South Ruislip and West Ruislip stations. Local benefits of the scheme include an improved timetable giving faster and more regular journeys. “Journey times between West Ruislip, South Ruislip and London Marylebone will reduce by up to 20 per cent,” say Chiltern.