Barking-Gospel Oak electrification (1)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the status of Network Rail's GRIP work for the Barking Gospel Oak electrification scheme?  We were advised that stage 3 (option selection) would complete last Autumn. Would you please provide an update on the scope, estimated project cost and completion date?


Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak electrification (1)

Answer for Barking-Gospel Oak electrification (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Development work on the scheme to electrify the Gospel Oak - Barking Line is continuing to its planned programme. The scheme is already at GRIP stage 2 and the schedule is that GRIP stage 3 will be complete in Autumn 2014.

The scope of works remains unchanged and includes the electrification of the full route between Gospel Oak and Barking, plus the electrification of connections to London Gateway port and both the Midland and East Coast Main Lines to the north. The total cost of this work remains an estimated £115 million and the scheme is fully funded. The completion date for the project is 2017, which also remains unchanged from previous plans.