Old Oak Common station

HS2’s new c. £1 billion Old Oak Common station will become the UK’s best-connected rail station once completed.

Our Balfour Beatty VINCI SYTRA joint venture will be responsible for the final design, construction and commissioning of the station in North West London.

Upon completion, the new station will boast six underground platforms and up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line. Old Oak Common will also provide high speed rail services to the Midlands, central London, Scotland and the North, as well as direct services to three major airports.

Incorporating passenger and retail facilities, the new station will provide an exceptional customer experience for both passengers and visitors to the station.

Driving regeneration 

Construction of the iconic station will support up to 65,000 jobs and 25,000 homes in the local area, helping kick-start one of Britain’s largest regeneration projects and transforming the former railway and industrial area. 


underground platforms


approximate size of construction workforce

A new public park will also be situated to the west of the station, which will act as a green space that welcomes visitors to Old Oak Common and provide a new focal point for the growing community. At peak of construction, the project will employ a direct management team of 140 and a wider workforce of approximately 2,500. As of March 2024, the project had supported 144 new and existing apprenticeships, provided 59 20-day work placements and over 345 new jobs for people in the local area, including 37 for people who were not in paid employment.

Bringing rail capacity back on track

Along with improving the local area, Old Oak Common station will also help ease congestion and over-crowding on existing lines, therefore dramatically increasing rail capacity across the UK.