New consultations for Old Oak station
by James Wood Thu 9 October 2014, 10:25 am
Transport for London has launched consultastions over options for a new London Overground station at Old Oak Common in Ealing.
Old Oak is designated as an opportunity area in the Mayor’s London Plan, with options to link the location with Crossrail1 and High Speed 2 to help reduce pressure on central London stations and spur development in the area.
TfL said the connectivity improvements will support the London mayor’s ambitions to build 24,000 new homes and create 55,000 new jobs in the area.
It will seek views on three different options for Old Oak Common.
Option 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).
Option 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).
Option C: This option would involve the creation of two new stations. One 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.
TfL is holding drop-in sessions in October, where staff will be available to answer questions from members of the public. The sessions take place on:
Thursday, October 2 (4-8pm) at Holiday Inn Express Park Royal (opposite North Acton Tube).
Saturday, October 4 (11am-3pm) at Old Oak Community Centre (approx 10 min walk from Wells House Gardens and on the edge of the Scrubs, near where the viaduct curve would start).
Wednesday, October 8 (4-8pm) at Burlington Danes Academy (on the corner of Wood Lane and Du Cane Road).
Saturday October 11 (10am-2pm) at Burlington Danes Academy.