The Anonymous Widower

More Closures On The Gospel Oak To Barking Line

This article on the Islington Gazette details the further closures on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line. This is said.

The Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line will be closed for eight weekends as electrification work continues.

It had originally closed for eight months, reopening in February, but work was not finished on time due to design problems and the late delivery of some materials.

The line will be shut every Sunday from June 4 until July 23, with additional Saturday closures on July 9, 16 and 23.

Further temporary closures will be needed in the future to complete the work.

I know the electrification needs to be completed, but the engineers and planners of this job, have not exactly covered themselves in glory.

Compare this project with the one a few miles away, where Volker Fitzpatrick are rebuilding Hackney Wick station, which seems to have gone a lot smoother, despite I would suspect being a much more challenging project.

Several mistakes would appear to have been made on the electrification and I hope the companies and individuals involved will be properly names and shamed.

May 26, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Still no sign of the 25kv centenary through Walthamstow yet.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | July 10, 2017 | Reply

  2. According to the Newham Recorder there will be 12 weeks of closures to complete the works:
    http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/barking-to-gospel-oak-overground-line-set-to-be-closed-for-12-weeks-1-5122738

    This is going to upset a lot of people.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | July 26, 2017 | Reply


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