High Speed 2 (HS2)
HS2 works in London
HS2 is being built by HS2 Ltd. HS2 Ltd is a public company owned entirely by the Department for Transport.
Phase one of HS2 services to London are scheduled to begin between 2029 and 2033.
HS2 Ltd is also proposing links to Manchester, the East Midlands and beyond as part of phase two of the project.
Under the plans, HS2 services into and out of London will end at an enlarged and improved Euston station.
A new station will also be built at Old Oak Common for interchange with Elizabeth line, Great Western Mainline services and local buses.
See more on the HS2 Ltd website.
Improvements to London's transport system
The HS2 project will provide extra railway capacity and a new high-speed line which serve both Euston and Old Oak Common.
The improvements at Euston are:
- An upgrade to Euston and Euston Square Underground stations with a new ticket hall, new entrances and passenger connections, new lifts and escalators, new staff facilities, and new walking links between Euston and Euston Square stations
- Improved pedestrian crossings and wider pavements
- A new and improved bus station and taxi rank
- Innovative cycle hubs, including thousands of new and secure bicycle parking points and new Cycle Hire facilities
- Improved streets throughout the surrounding area in line with TfL's Healthy Streets and Vision Zero principles
- Hampstead Road Bridge, just north of Euston station, will also be replaced with a new wider structure incorporating new cycle infrastructure and bus lanes
- A new relocated Underground traction power substation and ventilation building and connecting tunnels
At Old Oak Common, the new station will:
- Create interchanges between HS2, new stops on the Elizabeth Line, the Great Western Mainline, and local buses
- Deliver good quality pedestrian, cycle and bus links and infrastructure. This will allow effective access to and from the new station
A number of junctions and pedestrian facilities will improve along the HS2 route in London. With HS2 Ltd, we're also future-proofing space for a new London Overground station on Old Oak Common Lane.
TfL's role in HS2
HS2 is one of the most significant infrastructure projects in London over the coming decades. It'll take up to 15 years to build the railway, which requires extensive tunnelling.
This will have a major impact on London's road and rail networks, affecting users of many TfL services. Together with HS2 Ltd, we're committed to protecting our customers and minimising this impact.
HS2 also represents a significant opportunity for regeneration at both Euston and Old Oak Common. This initiative will contribute to the Mayor's Transportation Strategy, including Good Growth, Healthy Streets and Vision Zero.
We'll also ensure that proposals from Lendlease at Euston and the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) are in keeping with the Mayor's Transport Strategy.
Impact on London during construction
The main areas of impact for HS2 works in London are Camden, Kilburn, Northolt, and Old Oak Common. For more information on works in London, see these webpages:
- Camden (including Euston Road)
- Old Oak and North Acton (including Old Oak Common)
- Brent and Ealing
For help planning your journey around Euston, check our HS2 travel advice page.