The Anonymous Widower

Crossrail, HS2 And The Overground Seem To Be Coming Together At Old Oak Common

There has been a report in the Standard, which talks about how Crossrail, HS2 and the Overground could come together at Old Oak Common, which is an area of London ripe for redevelopment.

The report shows this map.

Rail Lines At Old Oak Common

Rail Lines At Old Oak Common


The map is informative and it shows how the West London Line might split from the North London Line at the new Old Oak Common station, rather than at Willesden Junction.

The map though doesn’t show the Dudding Hill Line which joins the North London Line in this area, possibly just south of the new station.

To show the space available in the are, look at this Google Map shoeing the wider area around the proposed station.

Old Oak Common Area - Downloaded 7th July 2015

Old Oak Common Area – Downloaded 7th July 2015

There are rail lines everywhere. This second image shows the Southern part of the previous one, along the Great Western Main Line and Crossrail.

Old Oak Common Detail - Downloaded 7th July 2015

Old Oak Common Detail – Downloaded 7th July 2015

Working upwards from the bottom (South) on this map, you see the following.

1. The long building is the North Pole depot to be used by the new Hitachi Class 800/801 trains, which will be delivered over the next few years.

2. The Great Western Main Line and the future Crossrail tracks.

3. Depots for Heathrow Express and other trains.

4. I think that the large building surrounded by a large amount of grey blobs is the factory that manufactured the tunnel linings for Crossrail.

5. The Grand Union Canal  encircles the site.

So could the imaginative minds of the planners at Transport for London have decided to bring the North London Line, an Extended Gospel Oak to Barking Line, Crossrail and HS2 together at the proposed new large development at Old Oak Common? With a little bit more clever design, they might even be able to tie the Central Line into the mix.

I’m all for this personally, as North East London, where I live, will be given a simple route to get to Heathrow and Reading, by just taking the North London Line or the GOBlin to Old Oak Common for Crossrail.

September 25, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , , , ,


  1. […] Crossrail builds the threatened station at Old Oak Common, to link to HS2, the current service will be totally inadequate for the demand I’d expect. […]

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  2. […] The last few pictures in the gallery were taken as the train ran past the train depots at Old Oak Common, that I talked about in this post. […]

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