Search

Gospel Oak to Barking Overground closures: Your chance to quiz rail staff at Upper Holloway and Crouch Hill

PUBLISHED: 12:12 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:47 31 August 2017

The Gospel Oak to Barking line will be shut for five weeks from next month. Picture: Tom Page/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The Gospel Oak to Barking line will be shut for five weeks from next month. Picture: Tom Page/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Overground passengers are invited to attend public information sessions ahead of a five-week closure of the Barking to Gospel Oak line.

Weekend closures are set to continue until September 10 and will be followed by a five-week full closure from September 17.

The line will reopen for weekday services on October 23, while weekend closures will continue.

Staff from Network Rail, Transport for London and operators Arriva Rail London will be meeting passengers at all stations over the next two weeks to answer questions.

They will be at Upper Holloway on September 5 and Crouch Hill on September 6 – in both cases, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director, said: “We are carrying out work to electrify the line, which can only take place when the line is closed.

“Our teams will be on hand to explain the work and answer any questions.”

A second closure is proposed from November 25 until January 14.

Related articles

Latest Islington News Stories

A “stirring and fiercely patriotic” song about Islington has been unearthed and performed a century after its composer died in France during the First World War.

A young man has “potentially life-threatening” injuries after being stabbed in Archway last night.

11:11

Homeless and vulnerable people will be offered health checks at a festival in Finsbury Park next month.

11:02

A pilot project to tackle “holiday hunger” means 4,600 healthy lunches are being offered to kids free this summer.

Yesterday, 17:22

“Gutted” kids at a Stroud Green primary school were left empty-handed when their yearbooks failed to turn up – due to a dispute between parents and the printing company.

Yesterday, 17:02

Some “incredibly insensitive” electric car charging points will be removed from a Highbury street because they take up too much pavement space.

Yesterday, 13:52

Installation of new “fire safety” doors on a Highbury estate has been halted in the wake of government safety tests – amid links between the contractor and Grenfell.

Yesterday, 11:30

A former police office and Stoke Newington RAF cadet is now serving his country in another way – after his call handling start-up app was given permission to be contracted by the government.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now