North London Railway

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to Question No: 695 / 2007, you say that twelve additional stations will be gated once the North London Line is transferred to TfL's control in November. Can you tell me which stations will remain ungated and why?


Answer for North London Railway

Answer for North London Railway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the present time (and subject to Network Rail approval as the infrastructure owners), it is intended to install gates at a total of 22 existing stations on the Overground network, three of which are due to be transferred to London Underground management. The new station at Shepherd's Bush on the West London Line will also be equipped with gates when it opens later this year. Of the remaining stations, nine on the Gospel Oak ' Barking line, seven on the North London Line and six on the Euston ' Watford local line are currently planned to remain ungated. Each station has been the subject of a detailed analysis to establish both the feasibility of installing gates within the existing structure and the level of revenue likely to be saved. Where stations are to remain ungated, this is because it has not been possible to demonstrate a sound business case due to low passenger volumes.