"Engineer WSP and architect Farrells have been appointed to design options for an overground station at Old Oak Common to connect to the planned interchange between HS2 and Crossrail.
"There is currently no plan in place to connect London’s overground network to HS2 and Crossrail at Old Oak Common.
"WSP and Farrells will work up three options for how to connect the overground network to the two major rail projects.
"Dave Darnell, project director at WSP, said the scheme was:
"hugely exciting, and that there was “the potential to create a major new regional transport hub.""He said a new station at Old Oak Common connecting into HS2 and Crossrail would:
"take some of the demand off existing overloaded routes by providing links to HS2 from the west and south west without travelling into central London.
It is technically and environmentally challenging and we will be drawing on our considerable experience in the successful design of stations and railway engineering both here in the UK and abroad and on the masterplanning expertise of our project partners, Farrells."