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Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line.

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 ensure the work between Harringay Green Lanes and Upper Holloway stations was completed.

Vital 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.”  

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