Two new train stations could be built in Harlesden
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Two new train stations which interchange with railway projects HS2 and Crossrail could be built in Harlesden under regeneration plans unveiled by the Mayor of London.
The city’s largest transport hub could be created at Old Oak Common as part of Boris Johnson’s multi-million pound regeneration plans for the area.
The proposals include the creation of 55,000 jobs and 24,000 homes and a 40,000-seater stadium for premiership football club QPR.
There are three options for plans for the transport hub which will see the creation of at least one station in Old Oak Common.
The first proposes the construction of a viaduct in the new station which will divert the London Overground service which runs from Clapham Junction to link with the route from Richmond to Stratford.
The second option will see LO services diverted to run into the new station on the Richmond to Stratford route with access to the proposed HS2 station.
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The final suggestion will see the creation of two new stations of which one will be built on the Richmond to Stratford route, adjacent to Old Oak Common Lane and the other on London Overground’s Clapham Junction to Stratford route, adjacent to Hythe Road.
All three options give passengers access to Crossrail and HS2 rail services from the new station.
Boris Johnson said: “The arrival of Crossrail and HS2 provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Old Oak into a vibrant new neighbourhood for west London. It’s crucial that we get peoples’ views about the creation of a fantastic new transport-hub that would see Crossrail and HS2 linked in with a brand new London Overground connection.
“This vital interchange will catalyse the Old Oak area, taking it from a derelict wasteland into a new city quarter for Londoners and visitors to the capital.”
A separate consultation into controversial proposals to grant the Mayor of London with new planning powers to deliver the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal ends tomorrow.
While supporting the plans, Brent Council has lobbied for a host of changes to be made.
Transport for London is holding drop-in sessions where the public can ask staff questions.
They take place at:
Holiday Inn Express in Park Royal, on October 2 from 4pm – 8pm.
Old Oak Community Centre, Brabrook Street, East Acton, on October 4 from 11am – 3pm.
Burlington Danes Academy in Wood Lane, White City, on October 8 from 4pm – 8pm and October 11 from 10am – 2pm.