Willesden Junction Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1193
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In parallel to your Old Oak Common studies, you may consider reinstating straighter High-Level platforms (removed in the 1890s), four Watford DC Line platforms, two West Coast Main Slow Line platforms (removed in the 1960s) and also creating a new ticket office on the A404 Harrow Road. Will you publish information about various options you are considering?

Answer

Answer for Willesden Junction Station

Answer for Willesden Junction Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been looking at options for improving interchange opportunities at the proposed Old Oak Common (OOC) station - for example by building new platforms on the West and North London lines. As part of that work, TfL did consider whether an improved and expanded Willesden Junction station could be integrated into the OOC interchange. However, the two locations are some distance apart and the walking time involved would have made this a very unattractive option for customers.

Nonetheless, TfL recognises that Willesden Junction can be very busy at peak times - notwithstanding recent improvements - and is looking at options for further measures that could be taken to improve the customer experience there, regardless of the eventual solution that is delivered at OOC. This process includes discussions with interested parties to investigate the impact of, and opportunities brought by, development proposals in the vicinity of the station - although these discussions are in their very early stages.