Barking-Gospel Oak Line #1

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What actions has the Mayor personally taken to support the efforts of Transport for London and this Assembly's Transport Committee in lobbying Government, and especially the Chancellor, to fund the electrification of the Barking-Gospel Oak railway line or authorise Network Rail to do so?


Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak Line #1

Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak Line #1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In addition to the activity outlined in my response to question 1399/2013, I have had a number of meetings with the Secretary of State and the Chancellor as part of the spending review process (and before), and have been advancing the case actively.

Any further support in making the case from Assembly Members and other interested stakeholders would be most welcome.

As outlined in my 2020 Vision, I want to electrify Gospel Oak to Barking on the Overground and extend it to Barking Riverside.