Old Oak Common (2)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Would you consider the new Great Western train depot is moved slightly south, to allow a West London Line viaduct to be built alongside the Great Western Main Line?


Answer for Old Oak Common (2)

Answer for Old Oak Common (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the assessment for connecting the Overground into the HS2 interchange at Old Oak, a long list of nearly 30 options has been explored. This included the construction of a new viaduct between the Great Western Main Line (GWML) and the North Pole depot. This work concluded that there is insufficient space between the depot and the GWML to allow a West London Line Viaduct to be constructed.


Any option that involves moving the depot south is likely to have substantial adverse environmental impacts. It would have involved reconstructing the depot within part of Wormwood Scrubs and this option was therefore discounted. TfL is currently consulting on three options for an Old Oak Overground station and as part of this consultation will consider any alternative proposals that are submitted.