A NEW milestone was reached last week in the construction of HS2’s Old Oak Common inter-change station.

Constructors Balfour Beatty took possession of the site, where 14 platforms will be built.

It follows more than two years of clearance work, including demolishing the Great Western Railway sheds and maintenance depot.

Balfour Beatty will have 1,400 people working on the new station.

When operational, the station will be used by up to 250,000 passengers each day, linking HS2 with the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), Heathrow Express and mainline trains to Wales and the West of England.

Initial work will include piling work for the foundations.

Matthew Botelle, HS2 Stations Director said: “The handover is a further sign of how the project is picking up pace.”