Barking to Gospel Oak London Overground Line (1)

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to Question 2016/4102, you stated that four trains per hour would be the maximum that could run on the Barking Riverside extension. One of the options TfL is looking at for the Gospel Oak - Barking Line is 5 trains per hour in 2020.  Would this leave Barking Riverside with an irregular service? Please also state what plans TfL have to deal with passenger demand at Barking Riverside growing to exceed the capacity of the planned four train per hour service?


Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak London Overground Line (1)

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak London Overground Line (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The service between Barking and Barking Riverside will be limited to four trains per hour as this is the maximum that can currently be accommodated alongside the c2c services with which it will share tracks. This means that the trains to Barking Riverside could run at a different service interval than the Gospel Oak to Barking line. TfL will continue to review options for the timetable with c2c and Network Rail.

According to current housing projections, four trains per hour to Barking Riverside would provide sufficient capacity. However, TfL continuously reviews passenger demand across the network and plans service improvements to meet demand, and will do the same for Barking Riverside.