New designs for Old Oak Common Station have been unveiled by HS2 Ltd.
Based in West London, Old Oak Common Station is a vital cog in the HS2 machine, and will provide a world class interchange for 250,000 passengers each day.
It will be the gateway into Old Oak and Park Royal – one of the UK’s largest regeneration sites.
The designs were unveiled as part of the Schedule 17 submission to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), and is the next stage of the Old Oak Common development.
OPDC is leading the plans to transform the wider area around the station, and the belief is that the area around the new station will become a neighbourhood, bringing with it the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs and homes.
Passenger and retail facilities will be incorporated at Old Oak Common; the station will provide direct interchange with conventional rail services, will be served by the Elizabeth line, transporting passengers to Heathrow and Central London, and trains to Wales and the West of England.
Work at the site has been ongoing since 2017, and is almost ready to be handed over to the construction partner of HS2.
The decision to deliver HS2 in full will undoubtedly give this schemes and others like it the confidence to go on and complete.
Matthew Botelle is the Stations Director for HS2. He said: “Significant progress is already being made at Old Oak Common with site clearance ready for station construction to start.
“The Schedule 17 submission is the next step in HS2’s delivery of a world class railway, with landmark station architecture designed with future passengers in mind.
“HS2 will transform Old Oak Common, and will be the key to unlocking thousands of new jobs and homes around what will be the UK’s best connected and transported hub.”