Dudding Hill Rail Line

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you look at proposals from the West London Alliance to reopen the Dudding Hill freight line as an Overground line from Old Oak Common to the new Brent Cross Cricklewood station, which would open HS2 to more residents of North London?


Answer for Dudding Hill Rail Line

Answer for Dudding Hill Rail Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL and the relevant boroughs are examining the feasibility of delivering a new London Overground link between Hounslow and Old Oak and assessing options for an extension to Cricklewood.

A proposal to consider this is included in my draft Transport Strategy, which can be found here https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/transport/our-vision-transport/draft-mayors-transport-strategy-2017?intcmp=46686 on page 209, proposal 83.

My Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross undertook an extended site visit to the existing freight line along its length (from Cricklewood to Hounslow) on Friday 29th September with the West London Alliance of council leaders and considered their detailed proposals as part of the consultation process for the draft Transport Strategy.