High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station

(asked on 21st February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 20 February (HL2422), whether there are committed sources of funding in place for continuing work on (1) preparing for tunnelling main bores from Old Oak Common towards Euston, and (2) installing boring machines for above main bores; and, if not, why construction is continuing without a committed funding source in place.

Answered by
Lord Davies of Gower Portrait
Lord Davies of Gower
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 28th February 2024

The project to deliver Old Oak Common station is fully funded, which includes funding for enabling works and site preparation to allow for tunnel boring machines to be launched to construct the Old Oak Common to Euston tunnels.

As previously stated, the scope and cost estimates for this section of the route are subject to review following the announcement. As set out in Network North, we will appoint a development company to manage the delivery of the station and will harness the future growth that the station will unleash to support its development, to ensure we get the best possible value for the British taxpayer and ensure that funding is underpinned by contributions from those people and businesses its development supports.

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