Barking to Gospel Oak electrification

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps has TfL taken to receive a full explanation for the extensive delays to the electrification of this railway line by Network Rail?


Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak electrification

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak electrification

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has spoken with Network Rail (NR) at the most senior level since the delay to their electrification programme was revealed earlier this year.

TfL has expressed its frustration on behalf of its customers to NR management and has demanded a robust plan is put in place. It has sought assurances that the remaining works will minimise further disruption to customers at no additional cost to TfL or fare payers. TfL is undertaking an independent review of NR's new programme which will continue until the project is completed.

The progress NR has made already during the recent weekend closures is encouraging