Light Rail at Old Oak Common

MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you support London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Sir Terry Farrell's proposal for light-rail (DLR) at Old Oak Common.


Answer for Light Rail at Old Oak Common

Answer for Light Rail at Old Oak Common

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When I outlined my support for investing in a high speed rail network for the UK it was conditional upon a number of issues being adequately addressed. This included integrating the HS2 station at Old Oak Common with the rest of London's transport network and it being planned to support the redevelopment of the surrounding area. Whilst early HS2 designs include proposals for connections to Crossrail and the Great West Main Line, they do not include a connection to the Overground network, which is essential for connecting this new transport hub and major development zone to the rest of southwest and northwest London.