Barking to Gospel Oak line (1)

MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What actions have you taken to persuade the current government to invest in the electrification of the Barking - Gospel Oak line?


Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak line (1)

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak line (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL officers have prepared a business case for electrification and train lengthening on the Gospel Oak - Barking line. This was presented in TfL's recommendations for the High Level Output Specification (2014 - 2019), published on 3 August 2011. The recommendation was also included in my Rail Vision, published last week.

TfL was a member of the stakeholder management group for Network Rail's Electrification and London & South East Route Utilisation Strategies, both of which recommended Gospel Oak - Barking electrification as a core scheme.

The scheme is also recommended for the next High Level Output Specification (2014 - 2019) in the rail industry's Initial Industry Plan.