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VIDEO: Gospel Oak to Barking electrification

Passengers are set to benefit from a major upgrade to the London Overground route between Gospel Oak and Barking, as part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan. Watch the video below.



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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 02/02/2016 10:28

    The Gospel Oak-Barking line electrification is to be completed by early next year with the Class 710 trains to be using the line once new overhead wires has been installed and erected along the route which there is a challenge for Network Rail because of the bridges that are quite low compare to other bridges that are built higher and is easier to install new overhead wires. Plus stations will have the platforms lengthened to fit a 4 carriage electric train at the station.

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  • Darren Johnson - 02/02/2016 22:26

    Class 710's will not be available until early 2018...

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    • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 04/02/2016 09:42

      Still a long way off but ok. Guess that Bombardier are still building the Class 387/2/3 EMUs then they be building the Class 345 for Crossrail & Class 710 EMUs for London Overground.

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    • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 04/02/2016 09:43

      Still a long way off but ok. Guess that Bombardier are still building the Class 387/2/3 EMUs then they be building the Class 345 for Crossrail & Class 710 EMUs for London Overground.

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