Overground station for Old Oak Common

WSP has been appointed to begin the next stage of planning for a new London Overground station at Old Oak Common.

The consultant is to carry out a Grip 3 study of three options with the hope of establishing the best solution to connect Overground services with the proposaed HS2 and Crossrail interchange.

Architect planners Farrells have been appointed by WSP to provide master planning and architectural support.

Project director Dave Darnell said: “This is a hugely exciting scheme that has the potential to create a major new regional transport hub, taking some of the demand off existing overloaded routes by providing links to HS2 from the west and south west without travelling into central London and offering better access into the area of Old Oak Common for existing and future residents.

“It is technically and environmentally challenging and we will be drawing on our considerable experience in the successful design of stations and railway engineering both here in the UK and abroad and on the masterplanning expertise of our project partners, Farrells.”