HS2 and UKPN have recently signed a contract for UKPN to provide the power supply, which is necessary to run the equipment HS2 need to bore the tunnel from West Ruislip back to Old Oak Common. In order to supply this power for the Tunnel Boring Machines, UKPN will need to lay a power cable from their Sub-station in Rayners Lane to West Ruislip.
UKPN is in discussion with the relevant Local Authorities looking for a suitable route for this cable. It has been decided that the least disturbance will be caused if the route runs along the “quiet back streets” as opposed to the “main roads”. HS2 have committed to leaflet roads affected by the planned works.
ERA will be liaising with both HS2 and UKPN and will endeavour via the ERA website and weekly emails to keep you updated.
The leaflet also gives information about how to sign up to the Commonplace website on which HS2 have set up a page dedicated to this project as well as dates for HS2 Events, including regular local surgeries. These events will also appear on the Events Diary of the Eastcote Residents’ Association Website and, if you’ve signed up for it, in the weekly email.