Thursday, 10 June 2021

A virtual tour of the West London Orbital Railway

I know many readers of the Barnet Eye are interested in Transport issues. Did you know that a new Railway line is being planned from Hendon to Hounslow? It will link with HS2 at Old Oak Common and will slash journey times across West London, with a journey taking 38 minutes. If you are interested, here is a rather interesting presentation detailing the route and the benefits. I am pleased to report that Barnet Council is fully supportive of the scheme, which hopes to see trains running by the end of the decade.

The Barnet Eye has supported this scheme since its inception and we hope that the government looks beyond the short term and plans for the future.

The track is in place, much of it over little used freight transfer lines. The WLO would also see an upgrade to this capacity, allowing more Lorries to be removed from the roads.

It will serve three stations in the Borough, Hendon, Brent Cross West and Cricklewood. 


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