HS2 (High Speed 2)

Old Oak Common – HS2

Visit Length

120 Minutes

Max Group Size

30 People

Booking Status


About the event

The Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture (BBVS JV) is working in partnership with HS2 to build Old Oak Common Station, a new super-hub set to be the best-connected and largest new railway station ever built in the UK. The station will have fourteen platforms, a mix of six high-speed and eight conventional service platforms, with an 850m-long station box.

Once complete, the station box will host the underground high-speed rail services.
Piling has also started on the conventional station building that will host the eight conventional rail platforms ahead of works to move the tracks on the Great Western mainline to route them through the station.


From the viewing balcony you will be able to see BBVS excavating 1.5 million tonnes of London clay to construct the station box, 20 metres below the ground. Excavated materials are removed from site via a conveyor, to Willesden Euro Terminal where the spoil is loaded onto trains for beneficial re-use. Please note this visit of for school or college groups only.


Educational Visits:
Visits limited to educational institutions only.

Minimum age: N/A

Fully accessible, but do please let us know if you have any particular access requirements

Get in touch

Our address:
London, England, NW10 6DZ, United Kingdom

Andrew Mackinnon