Transport for London (TfL) secured EUR 4m funding from the European Commission to progress the development of options for new London Overground stations in the area. The funding was awarded from the EC’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) within the framework of the Trans-European Transport Network scheme and will be match-funded by TfL, allowing the further development of options for potential new stations at Old Oak Common Lane and Hythe Road.
Connectivity between HS2, Crossrail and the London Overground is essential to the transformation of Old Oak Common and the regeneration of Park Royal, one of the Mayor of London’s key Opportunity Areas. The new travel links could radically cut journey times to and from the area and would allow access to both the Clapham Junction to Stratford, and Richmond to Stratford, London Overground lines. The stations would also provide an interchange with Crossrail and High Speed 2, helping minimise congestion at Euston station and allowing further integration of these services into London’s transport network.
“These new local links will connect Old Oak Common to two London Overground routes and will enable High Speed 2 and Crossrail to interchange with the suburban rail network, easing potential pressure on Euston,” Richard De Cani, TfL Managing Director of Planning, said.