TfL consults on two Overground stations at Old Oak site

 

Transport for London (TfL) has published plans for two possible new London Overground stations Old Oak and Park Royal in west London, linking to the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) and HS2.

Old Oak and Park Royal is one of the UK's biggest development sites with the potential to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs and a planned new interchange between HS2 and the Elizabeth line at Old Oak by 2026.

TfL is seeking views on potential stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane, which would be 700 metres and 350 metres respectively from the HS2 and Elizabeth line interchange.

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How Hythe Road station could look at platform level

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.'

TfL said improved local transport infrastructure would help support planned regeneration planned at the site and bring up to 250,000 more people and 150,000 additional jobs within an hour's journey of Old Oak.

It has undertaken work to develop an initial design for the potential stations in collaboration with Network Rail and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), which is managing the site.

Following a consultation in 2014 it said there was support for Overground stations at both Old Oak Common Lane and Hythe Road, which would provide access to both the Clapham Junction to Stratford and Richmond to Stratford lines.

It said this option allowed two distinct catchment areas would be served, maximising rail links across the OPDC site.

TfL's consultation closes on 17 November.

If TfL decides to take plans for the new stations forward it would need to secure powers to deliver them through a Transport & Works Act Order, which would be preceded by a further consultation.

 

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