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Footprint of an Old Oak HS2 terminus

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The Lords Economic Affairs Committee report on HS2 was highly critical of the entire scheme, but suggested that if did go ahead, it might be less silly to terminate the line at Old Oak, rather than Euston.

Needless to say, the cost and disruption savings would be enormous.

The HS2 Ltd design for Old Oak was for a through station, to Euston and HS1. A terminus of the same capacity as Euston HS2, would require more land, for perhaps 12 platforms. But how much more?

Clearly, nothing like as much as this:

Bogus visualisation of the footprint of an HS2 terminus at Old Oak

For comparison, here is a drawing showing the footprint of the ‘through’ version of the station:

Old Oak Common HS2 (DfT hosted drawing)

Old Oak Common HS2 (DfT hosted drawing)

Footprint of Old Oak HS2 six platform through station, and Waterloo

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Written by beleben

March 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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  1. The HS train is not for you brother Birmingham & it is not for sister London but for the International hoi poloi , that will be traveling to visit their brothers & sisters from Beijing & all along the Beijing- London route ! And if you look at the HS train Global Map – they will have a choice of the three corridors: The northern corridor, the central corridor and the southern corridor to come to ‘deprived’ England to INVEST…..& have a piece of Camelot !

    U. Monad

    March 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm


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