Barking - Gospel Oak Railway Electrification

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1636
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In view of Transport Minister Claire Perry's confirmation of Government investment of £90m in this scheme on 5 June, can you confirm that TfL will have electric trains to operate on the Barking - Gospel Oak service when Network Rail hand over the new overhead electric line infrastructure for use in June 2017?

Answer

Answer for Barking - Gospel Oak Railway Electrification

Answer for Barking - Gospel Oak Railway Electrification

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As has always been intended, the new electric trains will be introduced on the Gospel Oak to Barking line shortly afterwards, in early 2018. This is part of a larger order including new trains to replace the 30 year old West Anglia trains, and to increase train frequency on other parts of London Overground.