Short term relief of overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Line (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2027
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you arrange round table discussions with Network Rail, Freight Operating Companies (FOCs), and the Office of Rail and Road with a view to the respective FOCs relinquishing paths for which they have no traffic for use by TfL?

Answer

Answer for Short term relief of overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Line (3)

Answer for Short term relief of overcrowding on the Barking - Gospel Oak Line (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has already made clear to Network Rail and all the other key industry players that more capacity for London Overground will be needed on this line in future to meet the growing demand, which will mean addressing the use by the freight industry, especially during peak periods.

I will continue to make the case for more effective use of the National Rail network in London to the Department for Transport and Network Rail.