Old Oak Common Lane and Station (2)

MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A question from my constituent: HS2 Ltd. says that its western station entrance is 6 metres below the datum level of Old Oak Common Lane. Do you therefore support a pedestrian subway beneath Old Oak Common Lane, rather than a surface crossing, on this increasingly-busy main road?


Answer for Old Oak Common Lane and Station (2)

Answer for Old Oak Common Lane and Station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A subway option below Old Oak Common Lane was considered in work by Transport for London (TfL) and HS2 Ltd alongside a link made up of a surface crossing of Old Oak Common Lane and a pedestrian bridge. The subway option was discounted due to the higher cost, complexity of construction - including the impact on the operation of railway - and concerns around the nature of the environment created for users in terms of personal security.

If the proposed Old Oak Common Lane Overground Station is progressed then TfL will work with HS2 Ltd and the London Borough of Ealing to ensure that the interchange is as efficient as possible and that highway designs for Old Oak Common Lane will deliver safe and high quality surface crossing facilities.