'Strong Support' for New London Overground Stations

Public keen on new local links to Elizabeth line and HS2

Transport for London (TfL) are saying that the recent consultation on two new potential London Overground stations in the Old Oak area showed strong support from the public.

The stations would provide additional connections to HS2 and the Elizabeth line providing an interchange with the existing North London West London lines.

A major interchange station on Old Oak Common Lane would link London Overground’s North London Line, Elizabeth line (Crossrail) and HS2 rail services linking stations such as Gunnersbury, South Acton and Acton Central. This potential new station would be situated about 350 metres to the west of HS2 and Elizabeth line station between Old Oak Common and Midland Terrace.

A second station on Hythe Road which is currently the site of Car Giant, the second hand car retailer, would be situated about 700 metres from the HS2 and Elizabeth line station and provide connections with London Overground’s West London Line linking stations such as Shepherd’s Bush, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf.

Around 1,000 people responded to the consultation, with 94 per cent supporting the overall plan. Where people responded to the questions about individual stations, 86 per cent supported the potential new station at Hythe Road, with 92 per cent supporting the potential new station at Old Oak Common Lane. Some respondents did express concerns that the proposed distance of the interchange with the Elizabeth line and HS2 and the new stations was too long, and that the new stations could cause disruption to local residents. Both of these concerns would be considered as design plans continue to be developed.

The provision of a dedicated pedestrian bridge providing a link between Old Oak Common Lane station and Victoria Road in North Actonwas strongly supported by 88 per cent of respondents.

Old Oak Common Lane station showing overpass from Victoria Road

Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning, said: “This consultation has shown strong support for these two potential new London Overground stations at Old Oak. We will now consider comments from the consultation and use them to help shape the plans further to ensure we support the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in the most effective way.”

TfL undertook a previous consultation in 2014 working with Network Rail and the OPDC and co-funded by the European Commission (EC) to develop the designs for the potential stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane.

These consultation results will now help determine the next steps for the potential stations, with responses considered alongside the overall business case, supplementary feasibility studies, the availability of funding and determining operational requirements.

Old Oak Common Lane station entrance


December 31, 2017