STRONG support for two potential new London Overground stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane, Acton, is shown in a consultation by Transport for London. 

The stations would provide additional connections to HS2 and the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) and contribute to the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal.

Around 1,000 people responded to the consultation, with 94 per cent supporting the overall plan for two stations and many suggesting these would help deliver regeneration, promote inward investment and create new jobs in the area.

Where people responded to the questions about individual stations, 86 per cent supported a station at Hythe Road, with 92 per cent supporting one at Old Oak Common Lane. 

Some were concerned about the distance between the interchange and the Elizabeth line and HS2. Also, that the new stations could cause disruption to residents. Both concerns will be considered as design plans are developed.

Plans for a pedestrian bridge linking Old Oak Common Lane station and Victoria Road were supported by 88 per cent of respondents. 

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Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning, said: “This consultation has shown strong support for these two potential new stations.

"We will now consider comments and use them to help shape the plans further to ensure we support the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in the most effective way.”

Old Oak and Park Royal rmake up one of London’s largest Opportunity Areas and one of the UK’s biggest development sites. It has the potential for 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs.

At the centre of it all is a new station at Old Oak on the HS2 route, providing connections between London, the Midlands and the North.

Improved local transport, including connections to the London Overground network, would help support regeneration and bring up to 250,000 more people and 150,000 additional jobs within an hour’s journey of Old Oak.