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HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box
HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box

HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box

Construction work has started on the large subterranean concrete box that will eventually house the HS2 platforms at the new Old Oak Common station.

Nov
23
2021
HS2 opens its North London railway hub
HS2 opens its North London railway hub

HS2 opens its North London railway hub

A former cargo freight site in northwest London has been taken over by HS2 to be used for moving muck out and concrete in for the construction of the railway tunnels and the new station at Old Oak Common.

Sep
21
2021
Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station
Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station

Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station

Two large parks are being planned to go around HS2's station at Old Oak Common, with initial plans now open for consultation.

Jul
10
2021
HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine
HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine

HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine

A former brickworks and cement open-pit mine just outside Cambridge is to be filled in with spoil from HS2 tunnels at Old Oak Common.

Jul
02
2021
HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start
HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start

HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start

HS2's huge hub station at Old Oak Common has received formal approval for the permanent construction work to start.

Jun
23
2021
HS2 starts construction of the North London crossover box
HS2 starts construction of the North London crossover box

HS2 starts construction of the North London crossover box

A massive cavern that will allow HS2 trains to switch lines is to be built next to Old Oak Common, and works are about to start on constructing it.

Jan
28
2021
Fresh photos from HS2’s London construction sites
Fresh photos from HS2’s London construction sites

Fresh photos from HS2’s London construction sites

HS2 has released some photos of their construction sites, including several from the London area.

Dec
30
2020
Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved
Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved

Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved

The huge new station that will link HS2 with the Elizabeth line and mainline rail services at Old Oak Common has received official planning approval.

May
20
2020
Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common
Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Images of what will eventually be one of the best-interconnected railway hubs in South-East England have been released.

Feb
20
2020
More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed
More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

A submission into the HS2 review has found that over 50 stations that are not part of the HS2 network will be able to offer more train services once HS2 is built.

Oct
02
2019
Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station
Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Just outside Paddington is a vast building site - turning a run-down industrial area and old railway depot into a major HS2 railway station.

Aug
20
2019
Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes
Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes

Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes

The heat from train tunnels at Old Oak Common could be used to heat water and power central heating of up to 500 new homes that are to be built near to the HS2 station.

Mar
22
2019
Taking a look at the Elizabeth line’s new Old Oak Common depot
Taking a look at the Elizabeth line’s new Old Oak Common depot

Taking a look at the Elizabeth line’s new Old Oak Common depot

One of London's oldest train depots has recently become home to its newest fleet of trains -- for the Elizabeth line -- and I've been given a look around the huge site.

Feb
19
2019
First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off
First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

The design for what will be one of the UK's largest railway hubs has been shown off for public comment.

Feb
11
2019
Elizabeth line’s new train depot opens for business
Elizabeth line’s new train depot opens for business

Elizabeth line’s new train depot opens for business

A new train depot for the Elizabeth line has been commissioned, ahead of it being needed for the partial take-over of services into Heathrow later this month.

May
10
2018
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

The details for two new stations for the London Overground have been announced, with each of them serving separate branches south of Willesden Junction.

Oct
17
2017
New railway line for West London proposed
New railway line for West London proposed

New railway line for West London proposed

An old railway line currently used for cargo trains could be converted into passenger use, linking parts of West London currently poorly served by rail services.

Sep
29
2017
The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day
The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day

The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day

Over the past few days a steady stream of curious locomotives have been seen on the railways heading towards London. Coming together to mourn the passing of a mighty railway depot.

Sep
02
2017
Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday
Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday

Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday

This Saturday (2nd Sept) will be a rare chance to go onto the site of one of London's larger railway depots, to mark its eleventy-first birthday.

Aug
28
2017
Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day
Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day

Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day

This coming September will be a very rare chance to go onto the site of one of London's larger railway depots, to mark its eleventy-first birthday.

May
09
2017
Visit a future Elizabeth line train depot
Visit a future Elizabeth line train depot

Visit a future Elizabeth line train depot

When the future Elizabeth line trains go to sleep at night, one of their bedrooms will be a large new depot being built at Old Oak Common, and next year there is a chance to have a look at the site.

Nov
10
2014