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HS2 in Brent and Ealing

HS2 in Brent and Ealing
Design for the HS2 Canterbury Works headhouse and compound

Find out what HS2 means for Brent and Ealing

The HS2 route in the London Boroughs of Ealing and Brent will run underground, through the HS2 Northolt tunnel.

Northolt tunnel is the second longest tunnel on the Phase One route. The tunnel will carry passengers from Old Oak Common station 13.5km under London to West Ruislip.

Tunnel ventilation shafts will be constructed at Canterbury Road, Westgate, Greenpark Way and Mandeville Road.

We use four tunnel boring machines to build this tunnel and when they finish, they will be brought to the surface at Green Park Way ventilation shaft, in Greenford.

What we're delivering in Brent and Ealing

  • Construction

    HS2 has appointed joint venture Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS Railways) to deliver civil engineering works across a 26.4km section of the Phase One route, which will run through Hillingdon.

  • Supply Chain

    More than 30 businesses working on HS2 already are located within Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Brent. More than 80% of these businesses are SMEs.

  • Community Fund

    In and around Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Brent, three CEF and BLEF projects worth more than £335,000 have already been awarded.

Benefits at a glance

  • Capacity - HS2 will form the backbone of our rail network

    Providing much-needed rail capacity across the country, and and integrating with rail projects in the North and Midlands.

  • Connectivity - HS2 will help level-up the country

    By offering better connections HS2 will help spread jobs and opportunity around the country, driving regeneration.

  • Carbon - HS2 will be the low carbon option for long distance travel

    HS2 will build sustainable, climate-resilient transport infrastructure and cut carbon emissions from the UK transport sector.

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