Transport for London has begun a five week consultation on plans for two new London Overground stations at Old Oak.
The stations would provide a link to the Elizabeth line and High Speed 2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal in west London.
At the centre of the Old Oak and Park Royal plans is a new station at Old Oak on the HS2 route providing connections between London, the Midlands and the North.
Improved local transport infrastructure, including connections to the London Overground network, would help support the regeneration of the area, and bring up to 250,000 more people and 150,000 additional jobs within an hour’s journey of Old Oak, say TfL. The two new London Overground stations would improve local rail connections and provide links to the future Elizabeth line and HS2 services.
Alex Williams, TfL’s Director for City Planning, said: “These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to HS2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal. 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.”
Following on from the 2014 consultation, working with Network Rail and the OPDC and co-funded by the European Commission (EC), TfL has undertaken work to develop an initial design for potential stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane.
Hythe Road station (top) would be situated about 700 metres from the HS2 and Elizabeth line station within Old Oak Park.
Old Oak Common Lane (left) station would be situated about 350 metres to the west of HS2 and Elizabeth line station between Old Oak Common and Midland Terrace.
To take the stations forward, powers to deliver them would need to be secured through a Transport & Works Act Order (TWAO).