HS2 submits plans for Old Oak Common station in UK

WCN Editorial Team 20 Feb 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

High Speed Two (HS2) has submitted plans of the updated design of its London super-hub at Old Oak Common station in the UK to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

As part of the Schedule 17 submission, the firm has unveiled the updated designs of the new station, which has been designed by Wilkinson Eyre and WSP.

The new station will provide interchange for approximately 250,000 passengers per day and will serve as a gateway into Old Oak and Park Royal in the UK.

The new station will include six 450m long platforms with passenger and retail facilities in an 850m long underground box along with twin tunnels taking trains from east to the Southern terminus at Euston and west to the outskirts of London.

HS2 stated that the submission of the application is the next stage in the development of the Old Oak Common site. The decision for the application is expected by the summer this year.

The local community and wider general public were consulted on the designs for the station in 2019, through a series of formal public engagement events.

The updated designs for the station include platforms which will be located underground with an integrated connection to the conventional station at ground level which will be linked through a shared overbridge. A concourse will link both halves of the station.

A new public park will be built above the HS2 platforms to will welcome visitors to Old Oak Common and provide a new focal point for the growing community.

An application to lower and widen Old Oak Common Lane has also been included in the proposal to improve access to the station for buses and pedestrians.

HS2 said that the site is near ready to be handed over to the Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra joint venture (BBVS), which was awarded the construction contract in September last year.

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Image: Old Oak Common Station exterior view 2. (Credit: High Speed Two Ltd)

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