Barking to Gospel Oak Overground service (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1713
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What contingency planning has Transport for London carried out to ensure that the eight Class172 diesel multiple units (172001 - 72008) will not be transferred to West Midlands Railway before eight New Class710 electric multiple units have entered service on the Barking to Gospel Oak Overground service?

Answer

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak Overground service (2)

Answer for Barking to Gospel Oak Overground service (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A sublease arrangement for Class172 trains has been agreed until December 2018.

The Class710's manufacturer has assured Transport for London the new trains will be available for service by November.