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Checking out the borough’s high speed rail station

The borough is gearing up for a new era of connectivity and progress as work continues at the Old Oak Common site, which expects to welcome high speed rail as soon as 2026.

Old Oak Common will become one of the UK’s most important transport hubs. Once completed, it will connect London with Birmingham and the north of the country as part of the HS2 network, offering faster journey times and improved connectivity across England.

The station is expected to generate significant economic benefits, including jobs for local people and increased investment in the surrounding area.

Indeed, more than 150 local people are already working on the project, with more jobs expected to become available in the future.

Touring the site

Ealing Council’s leader, Councillor Peter Mason, and cabinet member for safe and genuinely affordable homes, Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, visited the site recently to see progress on the project, which is due to create the largest railway station in the UK.

Councillor Mason said: “The borough’s unrivalled transport connectivity will be further boosted by the High Speed 2 station at Old Oak Common – but that’s just the start of the benefits that the renewal of the Old Oak site will offer our borough.

“As part of the UK’s largest and most ambitious regeneration programme, it has already brought thousands of jobs and apprenticeships to the borough and, by adding to the outstanding office and industrial spaces already found here, it will deliver thousands more for generations to come. We were delighted to see for ourselves the progress being made at the site.”

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