London Overground at Barking Riverside (2)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What precisely do you mean by "passive provision" for a later tunnel? Where exactly would the bypass railway start? Where would you build the replacement Barking Riverside station? How much current public investment would have to be written off?


Answer for London Overground at Barking Riverside (2)

Answer for London Overground at Barking Riverside (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have said in my response to MQ 2993 / 2015, the design of the current extension to Barking Riverside will allow for a further extension south of the river to happen in the future.

This would involve constructing a new alignment in a tunnel alongside the proposed viaduct with a new station underground.  This is a very similar approach to the DLR which originally terminated at Island Gardens and was later extended south in a tunnel to Greenwich.