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Gospel Oak – Barking trains suspended AGAIN

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South Tottenham station will be closed again for over a month from this Sunday.

There will be no service on the entire length of the Gospel Oak and Barking Line (GOBLIN) from Sunday 17 September to Sunday 22 October 2017. The closure is to continue electrification of the line that was originally slated to be complete last February. The work has been beset by problems and looks like it may take a while to finish. According to the latest newsletter from the ever-informative Barking – Gospel Oak Rail User Group:

“There is still plenty of work that has to be done however. A number of support masts for the overhead wires are still needed east of South Tottenham, and as yet very few masts have the fittings from which the overhead wires are suspended...

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Crossrail 2 for South Tottenham station

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South Tottenham station will get a major upgrade if the Crossrail 2 plan goes ahead, with a direct entrance to the new subterranean platforms for fast trains into central London and beyond.

Once built, the proposed train service would provide a Crossrail 2 train every 4 minutes (or 15 trains an hour). Each train has the capacity to carry 1,500 passengers, being over 200m long (two full-sized football pitches) and can travel at up to 140 km/h (90 mph).

Crossrail 2 is still on the drawing boards at the moment, but the case for this north-south rail link gets stronger every day. It is vital to provide improved public transport in London. As the Evening Standard commented “the case for extra spending on Crossrail 2 is … now unanswerable

The current proposals reveal plans to:

• Two 250 m...

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Gospel Oak – Barking Electrification WILL go ahead

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Electrifying news on the Gospel Oak – Barking Overground line! Danny Alexander will concede today that the long-demanded and much-needed electrification will go ahead. The upgrade will reduce pollution and ease overcrowding on this popular route.

The improvement work had attracted widespread support, including a southtottenham.org petition to electrify the Gospel Oak Barking line (many thanks to everyone who signed!).

A TfL press release confirms: “A £90m commitment to carry out electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking overground line, as a first step towards the extension of the line to Barking Riverside, unlocking thousands of homes”

The idea of...

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Support our rail upgrade: electrify Gospel Oak – Barking line

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Passenger numbers have shot up again at South Tottenham, increasing by more than half year on year. Our petition calls for an upgrade to help cope.

The latest figures for 2012-13 show the station handling 657,598 entries or exits. That’s compared to 441,988 the year before and just 45,834 in 2004-05.

South Tottenham station is now busier than Wrexham, Rotherham Central or Stratford International.


It’s ...

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South Tottenham station changes: what do you think?

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Changes are planned at South Tottenham station, which has seen a large increase in passengers over recent years. It is now the busiest intermediate station after Blackhorse Road on the Gospel Oak – Barking Overground line.

Plans under the “Access for all” scheme would see the introduction of lifts to platform level and the installation of automatic ticket barriers. This is a welcome continuation of TfL’s provision of step-free access, such as the new lifts at Gospel Oak station and .

The Barking – Gospel Oak Line User Group (BGOLUG) has raised concerns about the specifics of the current plan, and would like to hear the views of users of South Tottenham station.

The Group has considered...

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Building backing on Plevna Crescent & Ermine Road?

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UPDATE: Haringey Council have refused this plan as the land is “Ecological Valuable ” and the development would be “out of character”. Well done to those who monitored this so closely, and thanks again to SoTo blog for sharing the news! Now the space has been saved, it begs the question could it be put to better use as wild green space for the community?

A potentially worrying development plan has been pointed out by our fellow South Tottenham bloggers over on SoTo: Big development planned for N15 railway embankments.

The Council is considering an application to build on the scrub land next to the railways sandwiched between Plevna Crescent and Ermine Road on the one side and Wick...

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