THIS AFFECTS RAIL PASSENGERS FROM SOUTH EAST ESSEX TO NORTH WEST LONDON
SO MUCH FOR THE FARES FREEZE!
As vital commuter route closes for 8 months
of continuous engineering work,
many rail passengers face paying more in fares
Rail user group urges passengers to keep track of their travel costs
London Overground’s Barking – Gospel Oak Line is a vital orbital rail service running wholly outside zone 1 between east and north London used by around 10,000 commuters every working day, some from as far afield as Benfleet in Essex and Willesden in west London. On the Barking – Gospel Oak service, they travel in packed 2-carriage diesel trains, often unable to board the first train to arrive at the platform. Network Rail will close half of the line on 4th June with the remainder following on 24th September1. The whole line will not reopen until February 2017 and weekend services will not be restored until June 2017.
Glenn Wallis said, “We are grateful to Deputy Chair of the London Assembly, Jennette Arnold AM OBE, for agreeing to ask new London Mayor Sadiq Khan how these extra charges on TfL passengers are compatible with his promise to freeze TfL fares for four years?”