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HS2 in Old Oak and North Acton

HS2 in Old Oak and North Acton
Proposed HS2 Old Oak Common station (station approach view)

Find out what HS2 means for Old Oak and North Acton

Set to be the best connected and largest new railway station ever built in the UK, Old Oak Common will become one of the country’s most vital transport super hubs. The station is expected to be one of the busiest railway stations in the country.

The new HS2 Old Oak Common station, in the Old Oak and Park Royal area, will sit across three London boroughs: Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham.

The station will have 14 platforms, a mix of six high speed and eight conventional service platforms, with an 850m-long station box. It is expected to be one of the busiest railway stations in the UK, with high speed rail services to the Midlands, Scotland and the North, and access to central London and Heathrow via the Crossrail Elizabeth Line.

Within Old Oak two new Tunnel Boring Machines will be used to dig the 13.5km from Old Oak Common to Green Park Way in Greenford. A second tunnel between Old Oak Common and Euston will complete the remaining 7.2km of tunnelling between the two stations.

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.

What we're delivering in Old Oak Common and North Acton

  • Construction

    HS2 has appointed joint venture Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA to deliver West London’s HS2 station, Old Oak Common.

  • 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.

  • New High Speed Station

    A new super-interchange which will link HS2 with Crossrail and the Great Western Main Line, will provide six dedicated high speed platforms and eight conventional service platforms.

Old Oak Common station

Old Oak Common will become one of the country’s most vital transport super hubs.

Conveyor system

HS2 will be constructing a conveyor system to move material from the Old Oak Common station site.

Wormwood Scrubs

To help build the new HS2 Old Oak Common railway station, our construction partner, BBVS, have moved utility cables and a sewer.

Community engagement in Old Oak and North Acton

HS2 & Old Oak joint community representative group.

Find out about latest engagement updates and events

Three month construction look ahead

Autumn 2021

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