The West London Alliance is working with the Mayor, Transport for London and Network Rail to take forward proposals for a new West London Orbital (WLO) rail service on existing, underused rail lines linking key growth areas in West London and giving people access to jobs and other opportunities in this fast-growing part of London.
The line would run from Hounslow and Kew Bridge towards Hendon and West Hampstead in the north, with stations at Brent Cross West, Cricklewood, Neasden, Harlesden, Old Oak, Acton Central, South Acton, Lionel Road (serving the new Brentwood Community Stadium), Brentford, Syon Lane and Isleworth. Part of the route would use the Dudding Hill line currently used for freight services only.
The WLO will:
The first phase of work to develop the business case for the WLO has just finished, with publication of a strategic outline business case. A second phase of work focussing on detailed feasibility issues is about to start. These pages explain the origins of the project, the work done so far and what has to be done to make the project a reality.
You can find out about the origins of the project here.