Old Oak Common: Elizabeth line and HS2’s new station with more platforms than King’s Cross - in pictures

Old Oak Common is expected to welcome 250,000 passengers daily, serving HS2 and the Elizabeth line connections to destinations including Heathrow, Reading and Birmingham.

Planned to open in the early 2030s, west London’s £2.5 billion Old Oak Common station is set to be the largest new station ever built in the UK, and its best-connected.

Situated between North Acton and Willesden Junction stations, it will have 14 platforms. By contrast, King’s Cross station has 11. It will enable passengers to travel in and out of the capital via HS2, with easy interchanges onto the Elizabeth line into central London, east London, and up to Heathrow and Reading.

Once fully operating, Old Oak Common is expected to be used by 250,000 passengers every day, making it one of the busiest stations in the country.

It will also serve as the terminus for those travelling into London via HS2 for several years, due to delays to the line’s planned end in Euston.

As well as the station, the project is expected to support up to 65,000 jobs and 25,500 new homes, and will deliver works including a public square and a road and cycleway.

HS2 has released new images of what Old Oak Common will look like once complete. Have a trawl through the latest mock-ups of the transport “super-hub” below.