Gospel Oak-Barking Line Timetable

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1637
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The new summer timetable on the Gospel Oak-Barking Line shows five removed services which will continue to run until the new, larger Class710 trains are introduced later this summer. However, one of these services will now run 15 minutes later than before. Are you able to explain why this change was made?

Answer

Answer for Gospel Oak-Barking Line Timetable

Answer for Gospel Oak-Barking Line Timetable

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The five services you refer to are additional non-timetabled trains that operate where demand exceeds capacity.

These services will continue to operate until the first of the new 'Class710' trains enter service by November 2018.

To continue to run the additional trains, these services have to fit around freight trains, other train operators who have also amended their timetables, and other Transport for London services. Unfortunately, this means that one train in the afternoon peak period now runs 15 minutes later than before.