High Speed 2

MQT on 2010-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2010
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In October the Deputy Mayor voiced his support for the High Speed 2 to have a rail hub at Old Oak Common. If it is matched by a strong connection between Old Oak Common and Willesden Junction it could have a big impact for Brent and Harrow residents close to the Bakerloo line or North London Line and could mean huge regeneration for the area. Could you assure residents of Brent that they will have full connectivity to the High Speed 2?


Answer for High Speed 2

Answer for High Speed 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been working closely with HS2 Ltd to identify the potential impact of HS2 services on London and the potential for further enhancement.

Old Oak Common is an important part of the overall strategy for HS2 by providing an effective means of dispersing HS2 passengers and providing a link to Heathrow. Furthermore, it will be essential to fully connect Old Oak Common into the wider rail network to ensure the full benefits of HS2 are secured for the surrounding boroughs. It is my intention to make the strongest possible case for a fully connected hub at Old Oak Common as part of the initial HS2 scheme.