Barking - Gospel Oak Line electrification and reduction in diesel emissions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4523
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It is understood that the Network Rail overhead electrification equipment between Gospel Oak and Woodgrange Park Junction will be available for use by electric trains from June 2017. Can you confirm that the power supply will be robust enough to enable all electrically powered trains, both passenger and freight, currently using the North London Line to use the Gospel Oak - South Tottenham - Stratford/Woodgrange Park diversionary routes when, for whatever reason the North London Line is not available, without recourse to diesel haulage of freight trains

Answer

Answer for Barking - Gospel Oak Line electrification and reduction in diesel emissions

Answer for Barking - Gospel Oak Line electrification and reduction in diesel emissions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Once the electrification works are complete, the infrastructure provided by Network Rail will enable up to four four-car Class378 passenger trains per hour and three Class90 hauled freight trains of up to 2,000 tonnes each per hour in each direction. This commitment is included in Network Rail's Enhancement Delivery Plan.