Barking Riverside (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4016
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will your already planned Barking Riverside link be suitable for freight traffic?

Answer

Answer for Barking Riverside (5)

Answer for Barking Riverside (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The proposed Overground extension will enable London Overground trains which currently terminate at Barking to continue on to Barking Riverside. The extension will accommodate a four train per hour service providing a boost to public transport for the local area and enable the development of 11,000 new homes.

The new section of line is not being designed for freight traffic as it will serve only the Barking Riverside development site, which is a predominately residential development.