WSP has been appointed by Transport for London to develop options and make recommendations for a London Overground station to link to the proposed High Speed 2/Crossrail interchange at Old Oak Common.
There is currently no station planned to connect the network to the new routes at Old Oak Common.
WSP will provide railway engineering and infrastructure services for a Grip 3 study of three options, having completed the Grip 2 study for the four shortlisted options in late 2013.
Architect planners Farrells have been appointed by WSP to work on masterplanning and provide architectural support.
The proposed interchange at Old Oak Common was described as “the critical terminal for west London” by HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins when he gave evidence to the transport select committee in March.
Project director Dave Darnell said: “This is a hugely exciting scheme that has the potential to create a major new regional transport hub, taking some of the demand off existing overloaded routes by providing links to HS2 from the west and south-west without travelling into central London, and offering better access into the area of Old Oak Common for existing and future residents.”
WSP has worked on rail projects including the redevelopment of London Bridge station, Crossrail’s Bond Street station, Birmingham New Street station and Edinburgh Waverley station.
Queens Park Rangers announced plans in December to build a new 40,000-seat stadium at Old Oak Common.
The Greater London Authority proposed a new ‘super-hub’ station in June 2013, the same size as Waterloo.