London Overground extension to Barking Riverside

Closed 19 Oct 2014

Opened 8 Sep 2014

Results Updated 5 Oct 2015

In autumn 2014 Transport for London (TfL) conducted a public consultation on the principle of an extension of the London Overground to the Barking Riverside development. The consultation ran from 8 September to 19 October. Thank you to all those people and organisations who provided feedback during the consultation. A report (updated on 29 January 2015 to include 5 new responses in Section 6: Responses from stakeholders) is available below, together with our response to key issues raised:
 

Barking Riverside_Consultation Report (PDF) (updated on 29 January 2015)

Barking Riverside - Response to issues raised (PDF)

Overview

Update 25 October 2016:

Following notification from the Secretary of State for Transport, a public inquiry for the BRE Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application was held before a Planning Inspector between 18 - 21 October 2016. Following the conclusion of the Planning Inquiry, it is anticipated that the TWAO application for the BRE will be determined by the Secretary of State for Transport based on the Inspector’s recommendations in 2017.

The TWAO documents - and details of the TWAO process - are available on the Barking Riverside page in Publications & reports.

For more information see the Barking Riverside extension public inquiry page on the Persona Associates website or emailbre@tfl.gov.uk.

Update 4 April 2016:

On 31 March 2016 we submitted our application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO). A TWAO would authorise the construction works and provide compulsory purchase powers for acquiring land and property interests, rights to use land on a permanent or temporary basis, and powers to complete street works and regulate traffic. More information is available here, together with copies of the application documents.

Update 11 May 2015:

Details of the May-June 2015 public consultation and how to respond are available here. The remainder of this page provides details of a previous round of public consultation undertaken in 2014

Update on 15 January 2015:

In autumn 2014 Transport for London (TfL) conducted a public consultation on the principle of an extension of the London Overground to the Barking Riverside development. The consultation ran from 8 September to 19 October. Thank you to all those people and organisations who provided feedback during the consultation. We received 714 responses, with 90% of people saying they supported an extension in principal. A report (updated on 29 January 2015 to include 5 new responses in Section 6: Responses from stakeholders) is available below, together with our response to key issues raised:
 

Barking Riverside_Consultation Report (PDF) (Updated on 29 January 2015)

Barking Riverside - Response to issues raised (PDF)
 

If you would like to know more, or would like paper copies of the above reports you can email the project at bre@tfl.gov.uk or call 0343 222 1234. (Service and network charges may apply).

What Happens Next

TfL will consider the responses to the consultation while we progress the scheme to the next stage. We anticipate a second round of public consultation on different scheme options in the spring of 2015, at which point we will also explain why alternative transport proposals have been not taken forward. Depending on the progress of the scheme’s design, which will consider the outcome of the spring 2015 consultation, a third round of public consultation may be necessary before making any application for powers to build and operate a railway extension through a Transport and Works Act Order.

Consultation background

Details from the 2014 consultation are included below.

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Barking Riverside is the largest housing development in east London,with planning permission for up to 10,800 new homes, as well as healthcare, shopping, community and leisure facilities. Significant transport infrastructure must be built to support the development. Without a rail link, no more than 1,500 homes can be built.

Transport for London (TfL) is proposing a 4km extension (1.5km of new track) of the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line to Barking Riverside.

The service would operate from Barking along the existing Essex Thameside Tilbury line and then via a new section of railway, to be built as a raised viaduct, heading south after the railway passes underneath Renwick Road Bridge. The route would end at Barking Riverside, where a station would be built at the heart of a new district centre.

This scheme replaces the previously proposed Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension from Gallions Reach to Dagenham Dock via Barking Riverside.

 

 

 

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For more information on Overground capacity and improvements, click on the links below:

London Overground capacity

London Overground improvements

 

Benefits of extending the London Overground

 

  • Provides an essential rail link to support the development of Barking Riverside serving both new and existing residential areas
  • Enables the delivery of up to 10,800 new homes, many of which will be affordable as well as a new school and healthcare facilities
  • Enables construction of a new district centre with commercial and leisure facilities, providing opportunities for employment and training during construction and in the final development
  • Provides an interchange at Barking with the existing c2c Fenchurch Street line, the District and Hammersmith & City lines
  • Provides an onwards connection on the Gospel Oak to Barking line which will be fully electrified by the time the extension is completed
  • Acts as a catalyst to re-connect Barking and Dagenham residents with over 2km of Thames waterfront, and provides access to new parks and open space
  • Would be complemented by wider transport improvements, including cycling provision and fully integrated bus services to link Barking Riverside with surrounding areas
  • Provides the possibility of a further extension south at some point in the future

 

Artists impression by LDS - final proposals will be subject to changes as part of design development.

 

Areas

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Camden
  • Hackney
  • Haringey
  • Newham
  • Waltham Forest

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses

Interests

  • London Overground