Old Oak Common (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1392
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You have published aspirations to run London Overground services from Old Oak Common towards Hounslow (via the Golden Mile development area) and towards Mill Hill Broadway (via both Brent Cross and Colindale development areas).

Answer

Answer for Old Oak Common (1)

Answer for Old Oak Common (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe an Overground connection to the new High Speed Two interchange station at Old Oak Common is necessary for HS2 to work properly for London. Such a connection would improve connectivity to the HS2 network, reduce pressure at Euston and support the development of the Old Oak Common area.  Having this connection in place will also introduce the possibility of other connections being added in the longer term.

TfL's consultation on an Old Oak Overground station that was undertaken in 2014 did not include a possible future extension of Overground services to Hounslow or Mill Hill. However, TfL is working with Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and other organisations to ensure that passive provision is made for such an extension to operate in the future. 

I will continue to advocate for the best possible package of measures to enable the full economic potential of Old Oak Common to be realised.