HS2 is building sustainable, climate-resilient transport infrastructure and will cut carbon emissions from the UK transport sector. As a new railway line, HS2 will reduce the pressure on the existing rail network and add extra capacity by placing long distance services on their own pair of tracks. HS2 trains will serve over 25 stations, from Scotland to the South East; they include eight of Britain’s ten largest cities.
Old Oak Common will provide an interchange between HS2 and the new Elizabeth Line to central London, Heathrow Airport, Slough and Reading, Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway services. An estimated 250,000 passengers a day will use the new station making it one of the busiest in Britain.