Barking to Gospel Oak train line

MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A TfL press release dated the 20th September 2016 states: "Network Rail is carrying out major work including lowering four major sections of track, installing structures to carry the overhead wires and rebuilding four bridges. The first phase of the work started in June with no service between South Tottenham and Barking during weekdays and a full line closure at weekends. From Saturday 24 September to February 2017, a full closure in both directions from Gospel Oak to Barking is necessary to carry out the second phase of the work.  TfL will be providing rail replacement buses, which will operate along the route."   Please state (a) whether this proposed timetable is being kept to, (b) when exactly during February 2017 a full closure between South Tottenham to Barking during weekdays and a full line closure at weekends will be completed.


Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak train line

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak train line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of concerns about this proposal being raised by some local people, particularly those living close to the proposed bridge on the northern side of the river. I support the provision of new walking and cycling bridges, including this proposal, if it can be made to work locally.

This scheme is being developed by the London Borough of Wandsworth and the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, who recently conducted public engagement that aimed to understand local concerns and support the development of a number of alternative bridge locations. I hope that this leads to a proposal coming forward which can be supported by the councils and communities on both sides of the river. I have asked TfL to provide technical support to this process.

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