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Park Royal Station
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Basil Jet
2019-08-06 23:25:51 UTC
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Some of you will remember that about 20 years ago the planning
permission for the business park on the former Guinness factory near
Park Royal Piccadilly Line station included the building of platforms on
the Central Line, turning Park Royal into a Central - Piccadilly
interchange. The station was a requirement if more than 5 of the
proposed 10 blocks were ever opened... pictures of the new station even
appeared on the construction hoardings.

Of course, only five of the blocks were ever built and the Central Line
platforms were never built. One can speculate that this was the plan all
along, and the vapourware platforms functioned purely to sweeten someone up.

The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
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David Cantrell
2019-08-07 09:59:17 UTC
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Post by Basil Jet
The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
I would presume that those 800 new homes are expected to have a
different traffic pattern from a new office block, and so not need the
extra infrastructure.
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Roland Perry
2019-08-07 13:42:40 UTC
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Post by David Cantrell
Post by Basil Jet
The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
I would presume that those 800 new homes are expected to have a
different traffic pattern from a new office block, and so not need the
extra infrastructure.
In terms of being a source of passengers, rather than a sink, yes. But
we'd need a better insight into whether those two different flows are
better handled by road transport compared to rail.
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MikeS
2019-08-07 16:44:10 UTC
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Post by Roland Perry
Post by David Cantrell
Post by Basil Jet
The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
I would presume that those 800 new homes are expected to have a
different traffic pattern from a new office block, and so not need the
extra infrastructure.
In terms of being a source of passengers, rather than a sink, yes. But
we'd need a better insight into whether those two different flows are
better handled by road transport compared to rail.
I doubt traffic flows or anything else transport related comes into it.

More likely a council that does not want to deter developers from
helping it to boost housing targets and rake in more council tax. If you
want to see what a Tory council (Barnet) can do take a look at Colindale
station. It is now surrounded by a sea of massive new blocks housing
vastly more than the old Grahame Park development 50 years ago yet
nothing has been done to improve the station or any other transport modes.
Roland Perry
2019-08-07 17:42:23 UTC
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Post by MikeS
Post by Roland Perry
Post by David Cantrell
Post by Basil Jet
The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
I would presume that those 800 new homes are expected to have a
different traffic pattern from a new office block, and so not need the
extra infrastructure.
In terms of being a source of passengers, rather than a sink, yes.
But we'd need a better insight into whether those two different flows
are better handled by road transport compared to rail.
I doubt traffic flows or anything else transport related comes into it.
It's what I take the expression "traffic pattern", above, to mean.
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Basil Jet
2019-08-07 23:43:41 UTC
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Post by MikeS
I doubt traffic flows or anything else transport related comes into it.
More likely a council that does not want to deter developers from
helping it to boost housing targets and rake in more council tax. If you
want to see what a Tory council (Barnet) can do take a look at Colindale
station. It is now surrounded by a sea of massive new blocks housing
vastly more than the old Grahame Park development 50 years ago yet
nothing has been done to improve the station or any other transport modes.
Wasn't the ticket hall completely rebuilt a few years ago?
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Robin
2019-08-08 09:57:01 UTC
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Post by MikeS
Post by Roland Perry
Post by David Cantrell
Post by Basil Jet
The remainder of the site is now being built on with a residential
development called "Regency Heights", and it looks as if no new
platforms are now required. It would be great to have someone from Brent
Council (or is it Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
explain why a sixth office block would require new Central Line
platforms, but that 807 new homes don't.
I would presume that those 800 new homes are expected to have a
different traffic pattern from a new office block, and so not need the
extra infrastructure.
In terms of being a source of passengers, rather than a sink, yes. But
we'd need a better insight into whether those two different flows are
better handled by road transport compared to rail.
I doubt traffic flows or anything else transport related comes into it.
More likely a council that does not want to deter developers from
helping it to boost housing targets and rake in more council tax. If you
want to see what a Tory council (Barnet) can do take a look at Colindale
station. It is now surrounded by a sea of massive new blocks housing
vastly more than the old Grahame Park development 50 years ago yet
nothing has been done to improve the station or any other transport modes.
Council? Tory? The planning application was dealt with by the Old Oak
and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). The OPDC was set up
under Boris Johnson but Sadiq Khan has of course been in power since
2016 and eg appointed the new Chair early in 2017. There are 4
councillors on the planning committee - 3 from H&F and 1 from Brent.
All 4 are Labour.
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