TfL images: The Wormwood Scrubs Loop

(Looking along Old Oak Common Lane - yellow arrow above)

Londonist: "Crossrail: A First Train Ride"

"Geoff Marshall manages to get a train ride through a Crossrail tunnel, four years before the line opens to the public."


Surveyor: "Hammersmith 'flyunder' plans could be self-financing, council claims"

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"Replacing the Hammersmith Flyover with a tunnel could take just three years and in theory might be self financing by releasing around £1bn worth of former highway land, according to the local council's latest study.

"Hammersmith and Fulham LBC’s ‘flyunder’ feasibility study - developed in partnership with Halcrow engineers - has produced three possible options for replacing the elevated section of the A4. The plans vary from being 1 mile to 2.5 miles long and costing between £218m and £1.7bn.

"The council has long been campaigning to replace the aging structure, with the calls increasing in volume in recent years due to the flyover being plagued by lane closures since the Christmas of 2011 when structural weaknesses caused by water damage necessitated major repair works."


SaveOurScrubs: "There's a TfL option we like and want to get behind"

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"TfL have shown us three options for the railway station combination around the Old Oak Common (OOC) interchange.

"The good news is that there’s one option which looks good to us for lots of reasons.

"The bad news is that we’ll have to keep fighting to get that one accepted - their preferred option [shown above] continues to be one that takes a big chunk out of the NW corner of the Scrubs."

Independent: "Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail contract"

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"Bombardier has won a £1 billion contract to supply trains for the Crossrail project in a boost for UK manufacturing, the government has announced.

"The contract covers the supply, delivery and maintenance of 65 new trains and the construction of a depot at Old Oak Common in London.

"The deal is set to create 760 jobs and 80 apprenticeships. When fully operational, the depot will provide 80 jobs to maintain the new fleet of trains. Each train will be 200 metres long with capacity for up to 1,500 passengers."

Angela Bray MP: "EATAG - Ealing Acton Transport Action Group"

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"Angie has chaired two meetings of her local transport group, EATAG, in the last few weeks to coincide with the consultation on plans for the new Crossrail station at Ealing Broadway and the HS2 Environment Statement consultation.

"At the first meeting, representatives from the Wells House Road Residents' Association (WHR RA) took the opportunity to put questions to representatives from HS2, TfL and Ealing Council about their response to the ongoing HS2 Environment Statement consultation.

"Wells House Road stands to be perhaps the most affected road in Angie's constituency if HS2 - which would include a new station at Old Oak Common - goes ahead as planned."


GetWestLondon: "New rail route could link Hounslow with central London and the north"

"Hounslow Council to petition for a rail link between Hounslow and the proposed Crossrail and HS2 hub at Old Oak Common, providing speedy connections to central London and north England"

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"The fight for a new rail route linking Hounslow with central London and north England [and Hendon Thameslink and the RAF Museum!] has been taken up by Hounslow Council.

"Civic Centre chiefs are petitioning for a link between Hounslow and the proposed Crossrail and HS2 hub at Old Oak Common, in Shepherd's Bush.

"They claim the route would lead to a 'step change' in public transport provision and promote regeneration in the borough, particularly along the Golden Mile business district in Brentford."

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