Mayor answers to London

Barking to Gospel Oak Line

Question number1540/2008
Meeting date16/07/2008

Question by Richard Tracey

What is the logic in introducing new 2-coach trains on the Barking to Gospel Oak Line rather than 3-coach trains?

Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)

TfL are unable to lengthen trains in the immediate term because some of the station platforms are too short. However works are planned to remedy this so that three car trains can operate on this line from 2010 instead of the 2 cars at present. TfL are also in discussion with Network Rail to increase the frequency of services in the peak.

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Richard Tracey