MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I see that you have published your proposals to add a London Overground service from Hounslow to Hendon, via Old Oak Common. HS2 Ltd. wants to add a new Crossrail destination (Tring) to reduce the load on Euston during rebuilding. A resident of mine is concerned that the published route will mean that London Overground will never have a station on the Dudding Hill Line at Old Oak Common for that service. They would like to know how the MDC will be able to get them to change their mind?


Answer for Crossrail

Answer for Crossrail

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has recently consulted on proposals for a station or stations on existing Overground lines in the Old Oak Common area to serve the HS2 station and support the development of the surrounding area.  This consultation does not include any proposals to connect in new services which are not currently part of the Overground network.  However, longer term proposals to operate a new service from Hounslow to Hendon formed part of the recent consultation on the London Infrastructure Plan 2050.

In August 2014, the Secretary of State for Transport announced a feasibility study to consider the potential to extend Crossrail to serve destinations in Hertfordshire along the West Coast Main Line. As with any feasibility study, final decisions would be subject to a wide range of considerations including affordability. The feasibility work is reviewing potential alignments with one option being a separate alignment to the existing Dudding Hill Line. This scenario would be unlikely to impact on the feasibility of constructing a new station on the Dudding Hill Line.

TfL and the GLA MDC team will continue to work with DfT, HS2 Ltd and Network Rail to ensure that any future design for a Crossrail 1 to WCML link continues to consider these local aspirations.