Colnbrook Views: "Consultation begins on move of Heathrow Express depot to Langley"

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"A consultation is set to begin next week on whether a new rail depot should be built adjacent to Langley station. The depot would replace a Heathrow Express depot displaced by a new station being built for HS2 and Crossrail at Old Oak Common.

"Unlike other developments, however, the application will not be dealt with by the normal planning process as it is covered within provisions of the HS2 legislation. Residents can object to the plans via the consultation but ultimately MPs will adjudicate over the result.

"HS2 proposed that both should be relocated to an existing unused depot – ’North Pole’ – with First Great Western taking the western part and Heathrow Express the eastern part. The currently unoccupied site used to be the London Eurostar depot between 1994 and 2007."

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