Overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Overground (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0432
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does TfL still plan to increase the service frequency on the Barking - Gospel Oak Line from 4 trains per hour (tph) to 6 tph? If so, what is the timescale?

Answer

Answer for Overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Overground (3)

Answer for Overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Overground (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft Anglia Route study, produced by Network Rail, suggests that 6 trains per hour will be required over the long term (defined by NR as 2043).

In order to achieve this, signalling improvements will need to be carried out. TfL currently expects these to take place in Control Period 6 (2019 - 2024) as well as other possible improvements such the provision of additional platforms at either Gospel Oak or Barking (or adequate provision at Barking Riverside as part of the line extension).

The study states that the extension of London Overground trains on the line from 2 car to 4 car, as a result of the electrification programme, is expected to provide sufficient peak time capacity to accommodate the anticipated demand up to the end of Control Period 6 (2023/2024).