Barking Riverside (6)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can an east-facing junction to the C2C line be added at a later date?


Answer for Barking Riverside (6)

Answer for Barking Riverside (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has just completed an initial consultation on a proposed extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line to serve a new station at Barking Riverside. The new Overground service would operate from Barking along the existing Essex Thameside Tilbury (C2C)  line and then via a new section of railway, to be built as a raised viaduct, heading south after the railway passes underneath the Renwick Road Bridge. The raised viaduct enables a west facing junction to be made with the Essex Thameside Tilbury line with Overground trains sharing this line with C2C and rail freight services.

An east-facing junction to the C2C line, if achievable, would enable Overground trains to proceed east of Barking Riverside in the future. At this time TfL has not identified a demand for extending Overground services in this direction as the priority has been to connect Barking Riverside into the rail network with access to the rest of London. As part of the long term planning of the area TfL will continue to look at future demand and consider proposals that support this as necessary.