The Anonymous Widower

More Sense About HS2

The Standard today has this headline on the front page.

Crossrail and HS2 Superhub Will Bring £6bn Boost to North-West London

The article goes on to describe how where HS2 and Crossrail are supposed to meet at the new Old Oak Common station is going to be developed. Here’s the first two paragraphs.

Boris Johnson is to set up an Olympic-style regeneration agency to transform a rundown area into a thriving new district and deliver a £6 billion economic boost to London.

The Mayor wants to use Crossrail links and the planned HS2 route — which will converge at Old Oak Common —  to spur the creation of 80,000 homes and 20,000 jobs.

At last someone has seen some sense in how to link HS2 into London. I talked about it earlier, so I won’t repeat myself.

November 26, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. This is Great again for London but what about the rest of the UK as it seems everything is for London at the expense of the rest of the country. We here in Scotland do not have a separation problem all we want is a fair share of everything just the same as Cornwall, Cumbria, Wales and Devon who have the same problem.

    Comment by George Bell | November 26, 2013 | Reply

    • This type of development in London is generally paid for by developers. If you look at some of the Crossrail stations like Woolwich, Bond Street and Canary Wharf, then they have cost UK plc virtually nothing. London business ratepayers have contributed though. Canary Wharf is funded by a massive retail development on top of the station. I know too, that some Manchester developments have been paid for in the same way!

      Comment by AnonW | November 26, 2013 | Reply

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