From Stella Creasy MP
Barking Gospel Oak Line Electrification Works - Re-opening Delayed
This week Network Rail confirmed that the electrification works on the Barking Gospel Oak line will not be completed in time, but instead will over run for several more months while engineers finish the job. Trains were expected to start running in the last week of February, but so much work is still to be done that weekend and/or longer closures will have to continue. This is so that electric freight trains can run by winter 2017/18, followed by new 4-carriage electric passenger trains in late spring 2018.
I will continue to update residents on the progress of the Barking- Gospel Oak line as I get more information.