The Anonymous Widower

The Miserable Electrification Saga Of The Gospel Oak To Barking Line Electrification Continues

This article in the Waltham Forest Echo is entitled More Misery For Rail Passengers.

The article describes how yet again the Gospel Oak to Barking Line will be closed for two months to complete the electrification. This is said.

The next closure, to finally complete the work, will now commence from 6.30pm on Saturday 18th November, with trains not running again until Sunday 14th January. Staff from Network Rail, Transport for London and Arriva Rail London, the operator of London Overground, will be available to answer passengers’ questions on Wednesday 1st November at Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Queen’s Road stations, and on Thursday 2nd November at Leytonstone High Road Station.

It is a downright disgrace and on past form, I doubt it will be the last closure.

It looks like the electrification will be delivered about a year later than planned! By any standards that it is not good project management.

October 27, 2017 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


  1. A complete bloody shambles!

    Comment by mauricegreed | October 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Expect 3 more closures. Crouch hill bridge illegal derogation. Queens road platform not long enough. yet to be decided upon.. And c710 non existent.

      Comment by Russell | October 27, 2017 | Reply

  2. Well the line is now closed again until early 2018. Let’s hope they can get it right this time. It seems to have taken longer to electrify this 14 miles of track than it did to do the WCML from London to Crewe!!

    Comment by mauricegreed | November 20, 2017 | Reply

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