Gospel Oak to Barking electrification

Network Rail has completed the electrification works to the Gospel Oak to Barking line

Network Rail has completed this programme of works to increase the capacity for passengers and improve air quality for people who live and work near the railway. This project is part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30 per cent

The Gospel Oak to Barking line reopened on Monday 15 January 2018 following the installation of new overhead electric lines and equipment by Network Rail. Two-car diesel trains are being used until TfL’s new four car electric fleet have been fully tested and driver training completed. Later this year TfL will introduce new four-carriage electric trains that will provide double the current capacity so that twice as many people can travel comfortably on this route.

If you have any questions regarding the introduction of the new electric train fleet on the Gospel Oak to barking line, please contact TfL on 0343 222 1234

Network Rail can be contacted using our 24/7 National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41. You can also contact us via our website on our contact us page.