Barking-Gospel Oak line trains

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0315
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has written to me regarding EMU (Class378) trains to be purchased by TfL for the Chingford/Enfield Town/Cheshunt via Southbury services that TfL are to take over; which according to the draft TfL 2013 Business Plan, an unspecified quantity could also be added to the order for trains for the Barking-Gospel Oak line.  My constituent raises the issue that members of the Barking-Gospel Oak Line User Group do not favour this type of train, but prefer Class376 as used by Southeastern trains due to the wheelchair/bicycle area.  Would you consider ordering trains like the class376 which have more room for wheelchair users in the future?

Answer

Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak line trains

Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak line trains

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No decision has been made about the type of train (or its specification) that may be introduced on either the Gospel Oak to Barking line, or on services between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford. Indeed, necessarily, the process will be subject to a competitive tender. I note your points however.