Question: Barking - Gospel Oak rail electrification

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4323
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

While the amended definition was to be applied to those using the line during the eight weeks prior to the 4th June closure between Barking and South Tottenham, can you explain what "regular user" criteria has been applied to define new "regular users" of the remaining Gospel Oak - South Tottenham train service between 6th June and 23rd September?

Answer

Answer for Question: Barking - Gospel Oak rail electrification

Answer for Question: Barking - Gospel Oak rail electrification

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The definition of a regular user has always covered the entire length of the Gospel Oak to Barking line, including the section between Barking and South Tottenham. The definition was designed to include all those who might be affected by the different phases of the closure.

TfL's updated definition of a regular user is a fare payer who used the same Oyster or contactless payment card for travel between Gospel Oak and Barking on five occasions from the beginning of April to the start of the closure in June.