Gospel Oak to Barking electrification

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.

This programme of works doubles the current capacity for passengers on the line and improve air quality for people who live and work near the railway.

From spring 2018, new four-carriage electric trains will provide double the current capacity so that twice as many people can travel comfortably on this route.

This project is part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30 per cent.

Gospel Oak to Barking re-opens

London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line reopened on Monday 15 January following the installation of new overhead electric lines and equipment by Network Rail, enabling new longer electric trains to run from spring 2018. Testing of the new electrical infrastructure and new trains will take place in-between passenger services and at night.

Two-car diesel trains will be used until the new four car electric have been fully tested and driver training completed.

A1201 Crouch Hill Bridge, Crouch Hill

From Wednesday 03 January 2018 until Friday 01 June 2018, Network Rail is carrying out some improvements near Crouch Hill station by raising the A1201 Crouch Hill Bridge. We are creating more space for the overhead lines.

Working with Islington Council, there are temporary traffic lights on the A1201 Bridge from Wednesday 03 January 2018 to Sunday 18 February 2018. Pedestrian and ramp access is provided. Cyclists can use the road bridge to cross the railway.

The road bridge closes to all traffic between Trinder Road and Japan Crescent from Monday 19 February 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018. Pedestrian and ramp access is provided. Cyclists will need to wheel their cycles across the bridge.

We are working closely with Haringey Council on the diversion route. We’ll share more information shortly.

From Monday 30 April 2018, the A1201 Crouch Hill Bridge re-opens to all traffic with temporary traffic lights until Friday 01 June 2018. Pedestrian and ramp access will be maintained outside the station, as the local polling station is open on Thursday 3 May 2018. Cyclists can use the road bridge to cross the railway.

Keeping Lineside neighbours and businesses informed

We're keeping immediate lineside neighbours and businesses informed with regular update letters and we also offer email updates. To receive these, please email GOBE@networkrail.co.uk with your name and address.

If you have any questions regarding these works please call our 24/7 National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41. You can also contact us via our website on our contact us page.

You can also follow us on Twitter @NetworkrailGOBE

For live incidents, road closures and diversion in Haringey, please visit Haringey roadworks website

Visit London road works register website

Better for the environment

Switching from diesel to electric trains will improve air quality for our lineside neighbours. The environmental impact of all materials used and our actions have been carefully considered in order to improve local biodiversity. Examples include:

  • using recycled oil and gas pipes as steel piles
  • selecting sustainable materials wherever possible – all timber is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
  • delivering over 90 per cent of materials by rail to reduce traffic disruption for lineside neighbours
  • offsetting unavoidable loss of biodiversity locally