Balfour Beatty, Systra and Vinci (Joint Venture Contractors) have received the go-ahead from planners to begin work on HS2’s west-London super hub, Old Oak Common which is the largest new station ever built in the UK. The work will begin from the next month on building. The station will host 14 platforms which includes 6 high speed platforms and 8 conventional service platforms and the length of station box is 850m long with a capacity to hold 6,300 Routemaster buses.
The HS2 Old Oak Common station design includes design features like curved roof forms and natural ventilation. The station is estimated to be used by 250,000 passengers everyday and its going to become the busiest railway in the country.