Tom Hinds – Area Petition Manager, London Metropolitan
1. What is HS2?
2. Why do we need it?
3. What stage has the project got to?
4. Benefits for Park Royal
5. Construction impacts on Park Royal
6. Wider developments in the area
7. Questions
What is HS2?
• A 21st century high speed rail backbone,
integrated with the existing network
• Direct, high capacity, rail links between our
major cities:
 Phase 1: London to West Midlands
 Phase 2: Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, East
• Up to 18 trains per hour, each carrying up to
1,100 passengers
• Catalyst for regeneration at Old Oak
Common and other station sites
The case for HS2
• We need to act to increase capacity.
• In 2011/12 passengers made around
1.5 billion journeys, almost doubled
since 1994/95
• By mid 2020s, key routes connecting
London, the Midlands and the North will be
overwhelmed without HS2
• Capacity freed up on existing network (for
passengers and freight)
• The core cities predict that HS2 will underpin
the delivery of 400,000 jobs
• Foundation for future growth and prosperity
Where are we ?
Park Royal / Old Oak Common
Major interchange station:
 HS2
 Crossrail
 Heathrow Express
One of the best connected
stations in the UK
Significant regeneration
opportunity, potential for:
 90,000 jobs
 19,000 new homes
Old Oak Common interchange
Construction Impacts
Construction map of Old Oak Common / Victoria Road area
Construction Impacts
Construction map of Atlas Road area
Construction impacts on Park Royal
• Land needed – compensation and relocation
assistance for displaced businesses
• Code of Construction Practice and other control
measures to reduce construction effects (e.g. noise,
dust) as far as reasonably practicable
• Traffic Management Plans to reduce impact of:
 Construction traffic
 Partial/full road closures
Wider developments affecting the area
Possible new rail link between Crossrail and WCML
(being considered as part of HS2 project)
TfL consultation on options for a new overground station
began 22nd September (see TfL website)
Wider Mayoral plans for redevelopment
(“Vision for Old Oak”; MDC)
QPR stadium consultation began 15th September
Any questions?
If you would like to get in touch:
Tom Hinds
(Area Petition Manager London Metropolitan)
[email protected]
0207 944 2217
William Shockley
(Area Petition Analyst Park Royal Businesses)
[email protected]
0207 944 0213

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