Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-07-16
Session date: 
July 16, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1540
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the logic in introducing new 2-coach trains on the Barking to Gospel Oak Line rather than 3-coach trains?

Answer

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL are unable to lengthen trains in the immediate term because some of the station platforms are too short. However works are planned to remedy this so that three car trains can operate on this line from 2010 instead of the 2 cars at present. TfL are also in discussion with Network Rail to increase the frequency of services in the peak.