New tunnel plan for HS2

Britain’s high speed rail network could now be tunnelled under Ealing and Northolt in a move that HS2 say will be cheaper and quicker.

More detail on new HS2 west London tunnel


New plans will see HS2 in a tunnel from Old Oak Common to West Ruislip - 14km underground instead of 5km. @itvlondon


The new plan will mean the Hanger Lane Gyratory will no longer be a costly obstacle to HS2. @itvlondon


HS2 will now be buried beneath North Acton, Park Royal, Perivale, Greenford and Northolt. @itvlondon

HS2 opt for tunnel under Ealing and Northolt

New plans for a 9 kilometer tunnel under Ealing and Northolt, as part of the High Speed Two line, have been unveiled.

HS2 train
Officials say the new plan would be 15 months quicker to build and minimise disruption to residents and traffic in north west London. Credit: HS2

HS2 bosses had originally planned to run the line overground between Old Oak Common and Northolt - but now say it would be quicker to tunnel it.

It's a major concession to residents in the area - who should see much less disruption as a result of the work.