GOB extension - Missing Station

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The elegantly named GOB extension to Barking Riverside is a fine thing. However, the absence of an intermediate station remains a massive missed opportunity. Can you outline:

a.     The costs

b.     The business case and whether this factors in the economic (and social) benefits of a station to a disadvantaged area with considerable housing regeneration and job creation potential.  

c.     The funding Gap

d.     Options sought to fund it

e.     Whether TfL support the inclusion of a station and want to see it built. Will it, if not built, be passively provided for, both in terms of land and access but also in the ability to build without ,massive disruption to an operating railway?

f.       Whether Network Rail or C2C support the proposal or have raised objections. I assume that such a station would only serve local Overground, and not C2C, services?


Answer for GOB extension - Missing Station

Answer for GOB extension - Missing Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has recently concluded a public consultation on different potential alignment options for a proposed London Overground extension to Barking Riverside. One of the proposed route options includes provision for an intermediate station to be located between Barking station and the new station at Barking Riverside. 


As the consultation results have not yet been analysed, a final decision has not been made on the route alignment and TfL is not able to confirm whether the scheme will be able to provide for a second station at a point in the future. A decision on the preferred alignment will be made later in the summer.


As part of the development of the scheme towards a Transport & Works Act Order submission, the full costs and benefits of the scheme will be fully assessed including the economic and social benefits that will accrue to disadvantaged areas.