Views are being sought on plans to build a new London Overground station at Old Oak which Transport for London says would support the Mayor’s ambitions to create 55,000 jobs and 24,000 homes in the area.
The proposed new station would connect the Overground to Crossrail and HS2, improving access to the area and helping alleviate pressure on already busy central London stations.
TfL is seeking views on the following three options:
A: London Overground’s Clapham Junction to Stratford services diverted to run on a new viaduct. A new station would be built on London Overground’s Richmond to Stratford route, adjacent to Old Oak Common Lane, with access to a proposed HS2 station (to the east) and Victoria Road (to the west).
B: London Overground services would be diverted to run on existing freight lines into a new station on the London Overground Richmond to Stratford route, with access to the proposed HS2 station (to the east) and Victoria Road (to the west).
C: This option would involve the creation of two new stations. A new station would be built on London Overground’s Richmond to Stratford route, adjacent to Old Oak Common Lane with a second station on London Overground’s Clapham Junction to Stratford route, adjacent to Hythe Rd.
Further information on all three options and details of how to respond to the consultation are available at www.tfl.gov.uk/old-oak.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “The arrival of Crossrail and HS2 provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Old Oak into a vibrant new neighbourhood for west London.
“It’s crucial that we get peoples’ views about the creation of a fantastic new transport-hub that would see Crossrail and HS2 linked in with a brand new London Overground connection.
“This vital interchange will catalyse the Old Oak area, taking it from a derelict wasteland into a new city quarter for Londoners and visitors to the capital.”
TfL’s Managing Director of Planning, Michèle Dix, said the consultation was “an opportunity for locals and rail passengers to have input into a strategic rail interchange for west London.”