The Anonymous Widower

Along The Reopened Gospel Oak To Barking Line

The Gospel Oak to Barking Line reopened after its major upgrade on Monday.

The stations generally need need work  in several areas

  • Gantries – Some overhead gantries have not been erected.
  • Lifts – Some stations need lifts.
  • Platform Extensions – Some stations need platform extensions to be completed
  • Ticket Gates – Ticket gates might need to be installed at some stations.
  • Wires – Wires need to be installed.

These are some pictures I have taken along the line.

Barking

Barking station is more or less complete.

Might need – Lifts, Platform Extensions

Note the unique step-free double cross-platform interchange to Gospel Oak and c2c services.

Woodgrange Park

Woodgrange Park station is more or less complete.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Needs – Lifts

Note the excellent refuges enclosing the new ticket gates.

Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Needs – Lifts

Leytonstone High Road

Leytonstone High Road station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Needs – Lifts

The station’s brickwork has been sympathetically restored.

Leyton Midland Road

Leyton Midland Road station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Needs – Lifts

I’ve used the station many times and the builders had done a very good job in improving the station with imaginative use of brickwork.

Walthamstow Queens Road

Walthamstow Queens Road station is more or less complete.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Migh need – Lifts

Needs – Ticket Gates

I think adding lifts is going to be difficult, but aren’t strictly necessary due to the long ramps.

Blackhorse Road

Blackhorse Road station is more or less complete .

In progress – Lifts, Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

South Tottenham

South Tottenham station is more or less complete.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Wires

Harringay Green Lanes

At Harringay Green Lanes station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Needs – Lifts, Ticket Gates

Crouch Hill

Crouch Hill station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Gantries, Wires

Needs – Lifts, Ticket Gates

There might also be a serious problem with not enough clearance under the station bridge.

Upper Holloway

Upper Holloay station needs a fair bit of work.

In progress – Platform Extensions

Still to do – Wires

Needs – Lifts, Ticket Gates

Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak station is more or less complete.

Might need – Platform Extension

I was glad to see the coffee hut hat been reinstated.

Passengers Comments

Speaking to other passengers, all seemed pleased that the line was back in service and a couple remarked how neat and tidy it all was.

No-one seemed to be bothered work was still ongoing.

I even got praise for the Class 172 trains, which will be replaced by new Class 710 trains in 2018. One guy said there’s no need, although when I told him, they will be bigger, he liked that.

 

 

February 28, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. You’d be lucky to fit a 4 car into Queens Road unless 710 are shorter.

    I filmed the first train, but of course stobart freight been using it for weeks…

    YOUR DAILY RAIL

    Comment by Russell | March 1, 2017 | Reply

  2. […] I am prompted to ask this question after my trips on the reopened Gospel Oak to Barking Line (GOBlin), which I wrote about in Along The Reopened Gospel Oak To Barking Line. […]

    Pingback by What Is Most Important In A Train Service? « The Anonymous Widower | March 2, 2017 | Reply

  3. I wonder when the works will start up again?

    Comment by Maurice Reed | April 7, 2017 | Reply

    • I’ve heard people say a variety of dates.

      Comment by AnonW | April 7, 2017 | Reply

      • Works starting now.

        On 7 Apr 2017 10:26 p.m., “The Anonymous Widower” wrote:

        > AnonW commented: “I’ve heard people say a variety of dates.” >

        Comment by Russ Hurley | April 7, 2017

  4. Much more work needed.

    Get up to speed!

    On 28 Feb 2017 4:12 p.m., “The Anonymous Widower” wrote:

    > AnonW posted: “The Gospel Oak to Barking Line reopened after its major > upgrade yesterday. These are some pictures I have taken along the line. > Wathamstow Queens Road Wathamstow Queens Road station is more of less > complete except for the overhead wiring. ” >

    Comment by Russ Hurley | April 7, 2017 | Reply

  5. Was on a train from Liverpool St to Walthamstow and saw that the car/truck park on the south side of the tracks between St James Street & Central was full of masts and gantries for the 25kv catenary. I wonder if these are the ones labelled as ‘wrong’ or correct ones. It looked like there were enough for several miles of track.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | April 20, 2017 | Reply

    • They could also be for electrifying the STAR line from Stratford to Angel Road.

      Comment by AnonW | April 20, 2017 | Reply


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