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Written by beleben

August 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. The forecast number of passengers wishing to use the Underground at Euston station during the morning three hour peak hour is likely to increase from 9,910 in 2012 to 41,340 by 2041 – a fourfold increase, according to the HS2 Environmental Statement. Of the Underground lines serving Euston, the Northern line is the second most used and the Victoria the sixth most used line. In terms of the average number of journeys per mile the Victoria is by far the most intensively used Underground line. Where is the room for such growth?

    One solution to this problem would be to build Crossrail 2. However its budget has not been included within that for HS2 nor has a decision even been made as to whether or not it will be built.


    August 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  2. A HS2 engineer that gave a talk to the IET a few months ago said that all Euston bound trains will have to stop at Old Oak Common during peak hours. This is because the HS2 Old Oak common station will be underground with very limited platform capacity – 6 cut and cover underground platforms I think – 3 each direction. At peak after phase 2 trains will be arriving at Old Oak Common every 3 minutes 20 seconds, which gives a maximum stationary time of around 6 minutes to avoid services stacking back.

    The question is how do you predict in advance the percentage of passengers that will want to alight at Old Oak Common instead of Euston. What happens when there are severe bottleneck delays at Old Oak Common because of the sheer number of people that want to alight there for Crossrail services? If passengers always experience and expect severe delays at Euston they will more likely want to disembark at Old Oak Common to avoid them.

    Has the HS2 design for Old Oak Common changed in the last few months?

    James Arathoon

    August 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

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