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New London Overground station to open

11 July 2022/Categories: Rail

The new station at Barking Riverside is fully step-free, bringing the total across the London Overground network to more than 60 stations, helping make London a more accessible city for everyone and support people's independence when travelling in London.

The Gospel Oak route, extending out beyond Barking along the new 4.5km of track to Barking Riverside, will help dramatically reduce journey times to Barking to just seven minutes, rather than the current 25-minute bus journey. The route will operate with four trains per hour, providing Barking Riverside with connections to the District and Hammersmith & City lines into central London and C2C trains at Barking.

Seb Dance, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: "Hot on the heels of the opening of the Elizabeth Line, this is more excellent news for east London.

"This new station will help to pave the way for up to 10,000 new homes in Barking Riverside, thousands of which will be genuinely affordable and will ensure residents have the high-quality transport links they need. I am particularly pleased that this station is fully step-free and is opening much earlier than planned.

"Despite the lack of long-term funding from Government for TfL, the Mayor is still absolutely focused on building a better London - and this development is a key part of that."


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