Gospel Oak to Barking structures work

Major work completed on the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line

Services are set to run more efficiently for passengers on the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line following track upgrades and bridge strengthening work.

Two miles of track has been replaced since the work began at the end of August and engineers have been working hard every weekend to guarantee the work between Harringay Green Lanes and Upper Holloway stations was completed.

Gospel Oak to Barking track works

Key strengthening work has also been completed at four bridges along the route to maintain the safety and reliability of the track and train services running over them. These include two bridges at Beaumont Road and Capworth Street between Leyton Midland Road and Walthamstow Queens Road and two at Sebert Road and Balmoral Road between Woodgrange Park and Wanstead Park.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We have carried out as much work as possible during this time to improve reliability of the track and equipment. As a result, services will be more reliable, with fewer delays and cancellations. I’d like to thank both passengers and our railway neighbours for their patience while we carried out this important work.”

Rory O’Neill, TfL’s General Manager for London Overground, said: “We would like to thank our customers for their patience while Network Rail completed work on the Gospel Oak to Barking line.  The vital upgrade work will ensure services can run smoothly and reliably for customers for many years to come.”

Images: Network Rail 

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