Gospel Oak to Barking Electrification – weekend work June and July
The London Overground line between Gospel Oak and Barking will be closed for eight consecutive weekends from Sunday 4 June until Sunday 23 July while electrification work continues. I apologise in advance for any disturbance that this will cause and thank you for your patience whilst we carry out these works. Closure dates are:
Closure impacting passenger services
Sunday 4 June
01:00am Sunday 4 June – 04:00am Monday 5 June
Sunday 11 June
01:00am Sunday 11 June – 04:00am Monday 12 June
Sunday 18 June
01:00am Sunday 18 June – 04:00am Monday 19 June
Sunday 25 June
01:00am Sunday 25 June – 04:00am Monday 26 June
Sunday 2 July
01:00am Sunday 2 July – 04:00am Monday 3 July
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July
01:00am Saturday 8 July – 04:00am Monday 10 July
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July
01:00am Saturday 15 July – 04:00am Monday 17 July
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July
01:00am Saturday 22 July – 04:00am Monday 24 July
During these times we’ll be working to install the overhead power line structures and associated parts required to support the wires. This work will require the use of Road Rail Vehicles and hand tools. For safety reasons these vehicles must sound a horn before every movement to alert staff working on the ground. Should we need to carry out significant additional work localised letters will be sent.
The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we will make every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise. Furthermore, those working on site are briefed on working responsibly in the local community.
Further closures will be needed to complete all of the work required and a full schedule is being finalised in conjunction with Transport for London and the Department for Transport.
The line reopened on Monday 27 February 2017 following a phased eight-month closure. During that time Network Rail carried out work to lower sections of track and raise bridges to make space for electrical infrastructure. The full schedule of work to electrify the route was not completed during this time owing to design inaccuracies and late delivery of materials.
Replacement buses will be in operation. Passengers should check before they travel and plan their journey in advance.
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 at www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus
If you would like to receive work notification letters via email please email GOBE@networkail.co.uk with your name and address.
You can also follow us on Twitter @NetworkrailGOBE or visit our website www.networkrail.co.uk/GOBE
Community Relations Manager
London and the South East