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High Speed 2 / Thameslink

At the heart of this area, Old Oak is set to be transformed in 2026 with the opening of Old Oak Common Station, which will connect the Elizabeth Line and National Rail services to the newly built High Speed 2 line. The creation of this new station will dramatically improve public transport in the immediate area, and across London. The boroughs are examining the feasibility of a new rail link from Brent Cross to Hounslow, via Old Oak. This West London Orbital Line could unlock significant new growth in the area.

This corridor links beyond London’s boundaries into a Strategic Infrastructure Priority (see Figure 2.15 (12)).

Old Oak / Park Royal

The Mayor has established the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to drive forward regeneration of this area. A Local Plan has been published which recognises the huge regeneration potential of the area and sets out a clear strategy for how redevelopment should help to optimise economic growth and regeneration potential, create a new town centre and bring tangible benefits for local communities and Londoners.

Old Oak Common station (connecting HS2, the Elizabeth Line and National Rail) is set to open in 2026. There are significant opportunities to bring forward regeneration in advance of this date around the existing and potential new rail stations in the area. This includes North Acton on the Central line and Willesden Junction on the Bakerloo Line and London Overground, as well as the potential new local stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane on the Overground.

Park Royal is a strategically-important industrial estate for the functioning of London’s economy and should be protected, strengthened and intensified.