2014-09-22

Evening Standard: "Plans to link HS2 and Overground to create London's largest transport hub at Old Oak Common revealed"


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"Plans to create one of the capital’s largest transport hubs by linking HS2 to London Overground were unveiled today by the mayor amid a bitter row with town halls about the development.

"City Hall set out the options to build a new London Overground station on the sprawling west London industrial area at Old Oak Common to fully exploit the economic potential of additional links it is due to gain to Crossrail and HS2.

"Although Old Oak Common is already on the route of the London Overground, the mayor believes it needs a dedicated station to be paid for by government, which his transport planners calculate would link locals to a quarter of a million jobs.

"Transport for London have produced three options for a station, the most eye-catching of which is building a viaduct diverting the Clapham Junction branch of London Overground to link with the Richmond branch at Old Oak Common."

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