Transport for London has launched a consultation into the proposed extension of the London Overground to Barking Riverside. The consultation will close on 19th October. If the project follows the expected timescales, trains should be running on the line by the end of 2019.
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.