Maintaining the Barking - Gospel Oak Rail service (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5165
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are TfL taking to source additional rolling stock (spare or off-lease) to enable the reinstatement of the peak-time PIXC-buster trains to help commuters at peak times?

Answers

Answer for Maintaining the Barking - Gospel Oak Rail service (4)
Maintaining the Barking - Gospel Oak Rail service (4)

Maintaining the Barking - Gospel Oak Rail service (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) thoroughly investigated the possibility of utilising spare or off-lease rolling stock to provide congestion relief trains on the Gospel Oak to Barking line. Unfortunately, however, there are no suitable trains currently available to provide congestion relief on this line. 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.