WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff appointed by Network Rail to design new HS2 interchange at Old Oak Common

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Network Rail to deliver engineering consultancy and infrastructure planning services at Old Oak Common, for the key interchange station between the Great Western Main Line / Crossrail and HS2.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will undertake an early phase study to investigate the realignment of the existing tracks at Old Oak Common to create space for construction of a new station as part of the plan to allow easy interchange between HS2, Crossrail and the Great Western Main line, as well as with Heathrow Express and other local public transport. The realignment works and new station would involve multiple construction stages to ensure that construction work does not interfere with the smooth running of the existing busy transport links.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff was appointed in 2012 to develop the design of the high speed and conventional railway systems for HS2 along the whole HS2 Phase 1 route from London to Birmingham, including the interface works at Old Oak Common. In addition WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff was appointed in 2013 by Transport for London (TfL) to develop options and make recommendations for a preferred solution for, linking London Overground services to the proposed HS2/Crossrail/GWML interchange at Old Oak Common.

Old Oak Common is set to become a key hub connecting London to the rest of the UK. Positioned mid-way between Heathrow and the centre of London, the station will handle more than 250,000 passengers a day and will also deliver huge regeneration potential to the area.

Darren Reed, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Head of Rail, said:

“This project has national significance as it involves HS2, Crossrail, the main Western rail artery and the express service to the UK’s largest airport. The complexity of this project requires excellence in designing, planning and engineering, and we are looking forward to delivering the benefits of our combined railway, station, and civil engineering expertise.”