Monday, 30 July 2007

Gospel Oak to Barking TIF funding

Last week the DfT announced that the Gospel Oak to Barking line was getting £18.5m from the Transport Innovation Fund, but didn't detail what it would be spent on. Today, TfL came out with a press release filling in the blanks. As expected, the signalling will be upgraded to allow 4 passenger trains an hour, and there are no plans to electrify the line. Structures will be modified to allow full-height containers to be carried on ordinary wagons. Network Rail will be providing an additional £16.5m in funding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it just me that thinks it was shortsighted to not electrify this route??

Investment costs will always go up. so why not invest now. It will never get any cheaper...