Old Oak Common - Quality of Infrastructure (7)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you support the slewing of the Dudding Hill Line away from Midland Terrace housing (also bringing obvious noise and vibration relief to residents) and a completely new, much-wider-span bridge over Victoria Road, a few metres to the west? Or would you prefer to CPO that housing instead?


Answer for Old Oak Common - Quality of Infrastructure (7)

Answer for Old Oak Common - Quality of Infrastructure (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The immediate priority for enhancing connectivity at Old Oak Common is to create new connections to the existing Overground network. Following public consultation last year, and extensive technical analysis, TfL have decided to progress the option which would see two Overground stations delivered at Old Oak Common (Option C).

Under proposals for an extension of Crossrail to the West Coast Main Line (WCML), being considered by HS2 Ltd, a number of potential alignments are being reviewed with one option being to build a separate alignment adjacent and parallel to the existing Dudding Hill Line. This scenario may have impacts on Midland Terrace and may involve a wider bridge over Victoria Road. It is too early at this stage to understand how such a solution could be delivered, but clearly substantial consultation with local residents and businesses would be required. This is primarily a matter for Network Rail as infrastructure owner and HS2 Ltd.