Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3245
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question No: 2018/2215 If you cannot confirm that no further Class172 trains will transfer from Arriva Rail London to West Midlands Trains before full Class710 operation commences on the Barking - Gospel Oak service, please state on which dates the remaining seven trains are scheduled to transfer.

Answer

Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Arriva Rail London initially arranged to extend the lease of the remaining six diesel trains until 9 December 2018, by when it was expected that the new electric trains would have been introduced. However, discussions are at an advanced stage for this to be extended further so that the diesel trains continue to be available until after the new electric trains enter passenger service.