Old Oak Common (4)

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


Will you lobby for the narrow Dudding Hill freight line bridge over Victoria Road to be replaced as part of a new, joint four-track bridge immediately further west, shared with the proposed Crossrail tracks? Do you acknowledge that such a move sideways allows extra space for possible future London Overground platforms on the Dudding Hill line?


Answer for Old Oak Common (4)

Answer for Old Oak Common (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Plans for the proposed extension of Crossrail 1 to the West Coast Main Line are currently being developed by HS2 Ltd with input from TfL. I am keen to see this link provided as part of the HS2 scheme provided it is properly integrated with the Crossrail network.


TfL is working with HS2 and Network Rail on plans for this new connection including the infrastructure that would be required on the Dudding Hill lines in the future.  This includes options that involve four-tracking the current two-track alignment to split out current freight flows from the extended Crossrail service.


Proposals for a new Overground station in the vicinity of Old Oak Common are currently subject to a consultation that ends on 24 November.  The consultation proposals do not preclude platforms from being provided on the Dudding Hill Line in the future.