PLANS for a huge travel hub at Old Oak Common were approved yesterday by the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation. 

It means work can progress on building the country’s largest new railway station, with 14 platforms in an area that could house the equivalent of 6,300 buses.

The HS2 Old Oak Common station will incorporate some striking design features, such as a sequence of interlocking curved roof panels to reduce the need for support columns.

When operational, it will be used by up to 250,000 passengers each day and is set to become one of the busiest stations in the country.

It will provide connections with the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), Heathrow Express and trains to Wales and the West of England.

A public square will be created outside the station, with seating and cycle parking.

The HS2 station will also be a gateway to Old Oak and Park Royal, one of the largest regeneration sites in the UK.