London Overground at Old Oak Common - Dudding Hill Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3079
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has contacted me with concerns that the upcoming consultation on the London Overground development at Old Oak Common will not include a station on the Dudding Hill line towards Hendon despite being in previous plans. Will you commit to including a station on this line in the consultation?

Answer

Answer for London Overground at Old Oak Common - Dudding Hill Line

Answer for London Overground at Old Oak Common - Dudding Hill Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe an Overground connection to the new High Speed Two (HS2) interchange station at Old Oak is necessary for HS2 to work properly for London.  It helps improve connectivity to the HS2 network, reduces pressure at Euston and will support the development of the Old Oak area. This is why my response to the Government is that this station should be delivered as part of the HS2 scheme.

The purpose of the consultation that is currently underway (and which closed on 24 November) on a proposed London Overground station at Old Oak is to gauge public and stakeholder opinion on  how to best link HS2 with the existing Overground network. It is not a consultation on where further extensions to the Overground would be beneficial. 

The consultation proposals will not therefore include a station on the Dudding Hill line, but equally, they do not preclude a station being added, should a case be made for the introduction of passenger services on this line.