London Overground (2)

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Euston-Watford Junction and the Gospel Oak-Barking lines be getting new London Overground trains in the same purchase as north-east London? How many cars will the trains have on each line, and will any new trains have partial transverse seating?


Answer for London Overground (2)

Answer for London Overground (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

An Invitation to Tender was issued by TfL in August 2014 for new four car trains to serve the West Anglia, Romford to Upminster, Gospel Oak to Barking and Watford to Euston Junction lines. Trains on the Gospel Oak to Barking line will be increased from two cars to four cars once the new trains arrive and the line is electrified.  Trains on the West Anglia routes will be configured as eight cars during peak periods and four cars during less busy times of the day. On the Watford to Euston line, the design process for the train lengthening programme has identified the need to upgrade the power supply on this route. The programme for this work is currently under discussion with Network Rail, which owns the infrastructure, so TfL is unable to provide further details at present. TfL will update you once more information becomes available.

Consideration is being given to including some transverse seating in the overall seating layout for the new trains. This will not be finalised until after TfL award the contract for them later this year.