The Anonymous Widower

A Story And A Rumour About The Gospel Oak To Barking Line

This article on London 24, which is entitled Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line “to close for EIGHT months this year”, appeared yesterday.

The headline sums up the contents of the article well.

I have also received this comment off-line to Thoughts On The Gospel Oak To Barking Electrification.

You noted the works schedule ends 31 May. That tallies with a conversation I had with a LO staffer, who told me the electrification project should be finished by June. I don’t know whether this is true or not.

The article and comment would appear at first look to contradict each other.

I shall be keeping my eyes open and my ears pinned.

You can postulate any number of scenarios that will see four car electric trains running between Gospel Oak and Barking.

January 22, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. […] In A Story And A Rumour About The Gospel Oak To Barking Line, I reported on a rumour that an LO staffer had said that the electrification will be complete by June. […]

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  2. […] The reason, I’m mulling this over, is that with the stories about line closure for up to eight months, as I talked about in A Story And A Rumour About The Gospel Oak To Barking Line. […]

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