London Overground (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2981
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is the theoretical maximum number of London Overground trains per hour that could operate on the Willesden Junction to Gospel Oak section of the North London Line?

What enhancements to the infrastructure would be needed to reach that figure?

Answer

Answer for London Overground (2)

Answer for London Overground (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Under current Network Rail regulations, it is possible to achieve 13 trains per hour, if all available train paths were made available to passenger trains. In reality the most train paths that could be made available to TfL would allow approximately 10 trains per hour.

In order to increase the frequency on this route further it would need to be re-signalled as well as having improvements made to junctions, power supply and turnback facilities at the end of the route.