Maintaining the Barking – Gospel Oak rail service (1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5162
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With the six remaining diesel trains transferring to West Midland Trains at the rate of two per month between January and March 2019, will there be a bus replacement service commencing in the New Year and when is TfL going to warn passengers that this is about to start?

Answers

Answer for Maintaining the Barking – Gospel Oak rail service (1
Maintaining the Barking – Gospel Oak rail service (1

Maintaining the Barking – Gospel Oak rail service (1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The latest lease extension stipulates that two trains will be returned in February and three in March. Transport for London (TfL) has successfully introduced a modified existing electric train into service on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line with two more to follow suit.

TfL continues to run the supplementary bus services which replaced the congestion relief trains and have been providing additional capacity from Leyton Midland Road and Leytonstone High Road on weekday mornings.