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"The new HS2 Old Oak Common Station will help kick-start the UK' largest regeneration project, which aims to transform the former railway and industrial area, into a new neighbourhood supporting up to 65,000 jobs and 25,500 new homes.
"The new station will be built on the former Great Western Railway depot at Old Oak Common in North West London. When the high speed services start running in 2026, it will take only nine minutes to get to London Euston and 38 minutes to Birmingham Curzon Street.
"The six high-speed platforms will be situated underground with an integrated connection to the adjoining conventional station at ground level via a stylish shared overbridge providing seamless connections between HS2 and Elizabeth line (Crossrail) trains, to Heathrow and central London.
Station design so far
"The station design has been developed by engineering consultants, WSP, and architects, WilkinsonEyre, and so far it includes plans for:
- A light and airy concourse linking both halves of the station.
- A soaring roof inspired by the site’s industrial heritage.
- A new public park to welcome visitors and provide a new focal point for the growing community.
- New shops and retail spaces.
- Seamless interchanges to other train services and alternative types of transport such as the bus, walking and cycling networks.
"You can find out more about our station design in our Old Oak Common Station Design leaflet here.
Your views on the station design
"We would like to hear your views on our design vision and the themes of the developing design for Old Oak Common Station. In particular, we would like to understand your views on our design objectives around:
- The use of public spaces in and around the station.
- Enabling growth and regeneration in the area.
- Celebrating local heritage in its designs.
- Connecting the local area.
- Integrating into the wider Old Oak Common area.
Complete our questionnaire online or offline
"Please let us know your views by completing our online questionnaire here before midnight on 3 March 2019. Alternatively you can attend one of our five station design engagement events where you can fill in a printed questionnaire form. You can find details of when and where our engagement events are here.
"If you would like to submit a copy of the questionnaire by email or by post, you can find the printable questionnaire here and return it:
By post: FREEPOST HS2 Community Engagement
By email: HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk
Please return the questionnaire by midnight on 3 March 2019.
"If you have any questions or comments please contact HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk or call 08081 434 434 and refer to 'HS2 in Old Oak'."