Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line set to be closed for 12 weeks

PUBLISHED: 12:39 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 26 July 2017

The Overground line between Barking and Gospel Oak is set to close for 12 weeks. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Images

The Overground line between Barking and Gospel Oak is set to close for 12 weeks. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Images

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The Overground line between Barking and Gospel Oak could be closed over the Christmas period to allow electrification work to be completed.

Network Rail has announced plans to close the line for seven weeks from Monday, November 27 until Sunday, January 14, subject to agreement from TfL, train and freight operators.

It also intends to close the line for five weeks between Sunday, September 17 and Sunday, October 22, with closures every weekend from now until Sunday, September 10 already confirmed.

Rail replacement buses will be provided and regular users will be automatically refunded the extra cost of travelling by Tube or train.

The line was previously closed for electrification for eight months, reopening in February, but work was not completed on time due to design problems and the late delivery of some materials.

Passengers are advised to plan alternative journeys in advance at


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