Central Willesden optioneering
Re-routeing the London Underground Central Line to Willesden, via Old Oak, would improve the substandard connections in that part of west London. With platform screens and automation, the train frequency on the city section of the Central Line could be increased to around 40 per hour.
The suburban sections of the Central Line in the east and the west might be better developed as parts of other railways.
- The section to the west of Acton could become part of a tram-train linking Old Oak, Ruislip, and Uxbridge.
- The eastern suburban stretch of the Central Line, which was at one time intended to form part of a Chelsea – Hackney tube, could become part of a ‘national rail’ route to Stansted airport, or ‘Crossrail_X2’.