Strong support for two new potential London Overground stations at Old Oak
Transport for London (TfL) last week published the results of its five week consultation that shows strong support for two potential new London Overground stations. The stations would provide additional connections to HS2 and the Elizabeth line and help contribute to the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in west London.
Around 1,000 people responded to the consultation, with 94 per cent supporting the overall plan for two potential new stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common and many suggesting these would help deliver regeneration, promote inward investment and create new jobs in the local area.
Where people responded to the questions about individual stations, 86 per cent supported the potential new station at Hythe Road, with 92 per cent supporting the potential new station at Old Oak Common Lane. Some respondents did express concerns that the proposed distance of the interchange with the Elizabeth line and HS2 and the new stations was too long, and that the new stations could cause disruption to local residents. Both of these concerns would be considered as design plans continue to be developed.
The provision of a dedicated pedestrian bridge providing a link between Old Oak Common Lane station and Victoria road was strongly supported by 88 per cent of respondents.