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?