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Old Oak Common Lane railway station

Old Oak Common Lane railway station is a proposed railway station in West London, UK. If constructed, it will be situated on the North London Line, between North Acton and Willesden Junction, within the London Overground commuter rail system. It will be located next to the planned Old Oak Common railway station and will offer interchange between London Overground and other rail services, including Crossrail (the Elizabeth Line) and High Speed 2. It is one of two proposed new stations which will connect with Old Oak Common, the other being Hythe Road on the West London line.[1]

Old Oak Common Lane London Overground
Old Oak Common Lane in London, spring 2013 (1).JPG
Future site of Old Oak Common Lane station
Old Oak Common Lane is located in Greater London
Old Oak Common Lane
Old Oak Common Lane
Location of Old Oak Common Lane in Greater London
LocationOld Oak Common
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes
Key dates
2026Opening
Other information
WGS8451°31′35″N 0°15′07″W / 51.52642°N 0.25189°W / 51.52642; -0.25189Coordinates: 51°31′35″N 0°15′07″W / 51.52642°N 0.25189°W / 51.52642; -0.25189
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ProposalsEdit

 
Map of the Old Oak Common proposals
 
The proposed site of the station viewed from Old Oak Common Lane bridge

Old Oak Common Lane station would be located about 350 metres (1,150 ft) to the west of the main Crossrail station on Old Oak Common Lane. It is also planned to construct a footbridge to give access to the station from Victoria Road (A4000 road) via Midland Terrace. Interchange with the Crossrail station will be determined by the design of the new Old Oak Common station.[2]

Under the Transport and Works Act 1992, the project will be subject to a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) and governmental funding if construction is to proceed. The scheme would also be examined at a public inquiry before it could be approved by the Secretary of State for Transport.[3]

In October 2017, Transport for London began a public consultation on the construction of two new Overground stations, Hythe Road on the West London line and Old Oak Common Lane on the North London line.[4][5] In December 2018, TfL stated that the construction of the two stations would be heavily dependent on securing government funding.[6]

Old Oak Common Lane would be served by London Overground trains running on the North London Line. Additionally, it has been proposed to run trains from West Hampstead Thameslink and Hendon via Old Oak Common Lane to Hounslow by re-opening the Dudding Hill freight line to passenger services.[7] This scheme, known as the West London Orbital, is currently at public consultation stage with TfL.[8]

  Future services  
Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
towards Richmond
North London Line
towards Stratford


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TfL seeks views on two new Old Oak stations". www.railtechnologymagazine.com. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Technical summary of the preferred option for Old Oak Common Lane station" (PDF). Transport for London. October 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ Raffray, Nathalie. "Consultation opens on proposed train stations at Old Oak and Park Royal". Kilburn Times. Archived from the original on 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ "First glimpse of how two new London Overground stations could look". Evening Standard. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Have your say on two potential new London Overground stations at Old Oak". TfL Consultation Hub. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Potential London Overground Stations at Old Oak Response to issues raised report December 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Mayor's Transport Strategy 2018". London City Hall. 5 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  8. ^ "West London Orbital". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.