Gospel Oak to Barking line upgrades complete

Work on the Gospel Oak to Barking line has been completed.

The Gospel Oak to Barking line, operated by London Overground, is now running smoothly and safety after two miles of track have been replaced since work began at the end of August. Engineers have been working hard every weekend to ensure the work between Harringay Green Lanes and Upper Holloway stations was completed promptly.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail.

In addition, vital strengthening work has been completed at four bridges along the route – two 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.

Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, Ellie Burrows, 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, Transport for London.

TfL’s general manager for London Overground, Rory O’Neill, added: “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.”  

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