Until 17 Nov: Consultation on London Overground stations

Hythe Road, on the West London Line:

Old Oak Common Lane, on the North London Line:

"We are holding public events to give people the chance to ask questions and meet the project team. These events are taking place at:
The Nadi Park Royal
260 Old Oak Common Lane
NW10 6DX

Monday 30 October: 12:30 – 19:30
Saturday 4 November: 10:30 – 16:00
Monday 6 November: 12:30 – 19:30"



Evening Standard: "Genesis starts work on first major housing scheme at Old Oak Common"

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"Work has begun on the first major housing development at Old Oak Common — six years after it was identified as London’s biggest regeneration project.

"More than 600 new homes for rent will be built at the Oaklands site near the Grand Union Canal at Willesden. Forty per cent of the properties will be designated as affordable.

"The £175 million scheme is a joint venture between housing association Genesis and Championship football club Queens Park Rangers."


LookWestLondon: 'Genesis development does a press release'

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"James Murray, the Deputy Mayor of London and Liz Peace CBE, the Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) have officially started construction on the first homes at Old Oak.

"The two joined Queens Park Rangers and Genesis Housing Association who are demolishing a derelict hostel that will make way for a new West London neighbourhood consisting of 605 new homes, including a high proportion (40%) of affordable homes. They are the first homes that will be built at Old Oak and Park Royal and will start the transformation of the area.

"QPR had acquired a few pieces of land in the area when they were hoping to build a new stadium there. They have now switched that focus to the Linford Christie stadium, south of Wormwood Scrubs, and are looking to develop their land holdings in Old Oak in line with OPDC plans to provide funding for that new stadium."


Barnet Times: "'A real game-changer': New West London Orbital Railway connecting Barnet, Harrow, Hounslow, Ealing and other boroughs on the cards"

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"In a meeting of the West London Economic Prosperity Board, with Barnet Council leader Richard Cornelius a member, councillors were overjoyed at the results of the study, showing the potential economic benefits of the scheme and opportunities for residents.

"Three councillors from Brent, Neil Nerva, Lia Colacicco and Shafique Choudhary attended the meeting to praise councillors for their work into this matter, along with the conductors of the study, West London Alliance, and ask that the plans come into fruition more quickly than the 10-year timeline projected, while naming it a 'game-changer'.

"Cllr Cornelius joked:
"It is very important we pick up that comment about speed. I look around the room and people are much younger than me, but it would be nice to see this finished in my lifetime!"

GetWestLondon: "West London Orbital Railway 'stands good a chance of becoming a reality' and here is how it will look"

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"Plans for a new orbital railway line linking north and west London have been given the thumbs up by an economic board and made a significant step towards becoming a reality.

"The West London Orbital Railway would consist of two new lines one running from West Hampstead to Hounslow and another running from Hendon to Isleworth via Brent Cross.

"... Brent councillor and West London Orbital Railway campaigner, Lia Colacicco, said:
"I had to pinch myself – I have spent eight years campaigning for the West London Orbital Railway, and now it actually stands a good chance of becoming a reality."

IanVisits: "New railway line for West London proposed"

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(it would interchange at Neasden, not Dollis Hill)

An old railway line currently used for cargo trains could be converted into passenger use, linking parts of West London currently poorly served by rail services.

The little-used railway line runs from just north of Cricklewood on the Thameslink line and loops around West London, ever so slightly just missing aligning with a number of stations on existing lines, until it join up with the London Overground at Acton.

"... A consortium of local councils, the West London Economic Prosperity Board has now endorsed a plan to convert the freight railway tracks into passenger services and create what could be an extension of the London Overground service."

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