TQ2182 : Old Oak Common - proposed line of HS2

taken 7 years ago, near to Harlesden, Brent, Great Britain

Old Oak Common - proposed line of HS2
Old Oak Common - proposed line of HS2
The proposed High Speed 2 railway would have a station in Old Oak Common, an interchange to Crossrail and the main line to Paddington. It would run in a tunnel near the line of the Van Sidings on the left of the fence in the photo. The tunnel would run West under North Acton station and Acton Cemetery, and East to Euston. On the right of this photo is the First Great Western depot. On the left the Crossrail depot is being built. For a 2005 view here see TQ2182 : Old Oak Common Sidings.
Old Oak Common railway depots
Old Oak Common has a large area of railway depots and sidings. The Great Western Railway developed the site from 1906. In 2011 one area is used as a Traction Maintenance Depot by First Great Western and Heathrow Express for rolling stock based in Paddington. Another area recently used by EWS (English Welsh & Scottish) formerly known as Coronation Sidings and The Factory is being developed as a depot for Crossrail. Eurostar trains were maintained here. High Speed Two (HS2) is planned to go through this area, with a major interchange station, and a base for tunnelling into central London.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2137 8215 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.5139N 0:15.1135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 21332 82155
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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