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Swathes of derelict industrial land in one of London’s poorest areas could be transformed after Old Oak Common was named as southern England’s main high speed rail station.

Around 19,000 homes and up to 90,000 jobs could be created in one of the capital’s most deprived neighbourhoods after the Transport Secretary signalled the go-ahead for the £32billion rapid rail link between London and the north of England.

Known as HS2, a new generation of high speed trains - running at speeds of up to 225mph - will stop at a major new interchange station just north of Wormwood Scrubs before terminating at Euston.

The Government has recognised Old Oak Common’s vital role in taking pressure off busy central London terminals like Euston – which could not have coped with 13,000 extra passengers an hour.

Around a third of all high speed (HS2) passengers are expected to transfer at Old Oak Common onto the station’s unrivalled rail and road connections, including a new Crossrail and orbital rail interchange.


Park Royal City Opportunity Area Planning Framework
H&F, along with the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, and the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing have started to produce an Opportunity Area Planning Framework for the area, which will provide planning guidance for the future development of the area. For more information visit: www.lbhf.gov.uk/parkroyalcity


Old Oak Common: We built this city on rails and road! Futurist computer generated graphics showing how one of Britain’s poorest neighbourhoods could be transformed by the nation’s first high-speed rail mega hub have been released. View the short film here» (opens new window).


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