The Gospel Oak to Barking line on the London Overground is to be closed every weekend from late August to late October, due to engineering works.

The line has already suffered years of disruption, but Network Rail says that these works are to strengthen four bridges and replace 2 miles of track between Harringay Green Lanes and Upper Holloway. The track replacement works are unrelated to the derailment at the start of this year, which took out over 2 miles of track in the Walthamstow area.

The work will take place over ten successive weekends starting Saturday 22 August to Sunday 25 October.

(c) Network Rail

A total of four bridges will undergo strengthening work. This will be carried out at two bridges at Beaumont Road and Capworth Street between Leyton Midland Road and Walthamstow Queens Road and two at and Sebert Road and Balmoral Road between Woodgrange Park and Wanstead Park.

Rail replacement bus services will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters as well as between Barking and Walthamstow Central.

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5 comments on “London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends
  1. Rainborough says:

    This line closes so frequently it is ridiculous! It is hard to believe these works not be consolidated into a 9 day block closure instead.

  2. Paul Donnelly says:

    Ten weeks, would allow all the Signalling to be upgraded at a fraction of the normal cost.

    This would allow the future Metroisation for 12 Trains an hour , running parallel to the Victoria Line.

    Survey for an extension to the new Barking City of London Markets, a low and high level Station at Markfield Park and a connecting Viaduct , east of Gospels Oak?

    • ianvisits says:

      Paul Donnelly, Ned Ranger or Geoff Demprunt or Geoffrey Algernon Demprunt, whatever your name is, can you please stick to using just the one name when posting on websites – unless you’re trying to pretend there are lots of people wanting changes to the London Overground, rather than just one person pretending to be many people.


  3. Paul Donnelly says:

    There is no pretence. My intentions are honourable and reflect the urgency to recalibrate the Work Portfollio due to demographics and the current necessity to stimulate the economy. One accepts the thought needed to create a business plan for 2025 and 2050 but it is clear that the model is in danger of being consumed by Events.

    In the yet unpublished Paper, Trainsian Economics, Geoffrey, discusses in detail the hybrid forms available for Public and Private Investment. I Stick to the area of London , that I am familiar with, this is not my career merely an interest.

    My macro proposal is to allow a competition to design alternatives and prepare Business Plans.

    My micro proposal is to have a cheaper parallel Victoria Line , the Victor Line run by London Overground, that also relieves stress on C2C between Dagenham Dock and Barking and the Central Line south of Wooodford.

    Hainault – Woodford – Hale End – Crooked Billet- Higham Hill- all Stations Upper Holloway- Kentish Town West – Camden Road and York Way , with a possible Tunnel to Store St and Bond St would bypass Euston. 4tph

    Barking Riverside to Gospel Oak would remain 4tph

    Barking (Dagenham Dock) to Upper Holloway , Kentish Town West , Camden Town ( Chalk Farm Road)South Hampstead to Harlsden Harley Road 2tph

    ditto to Harringay Green Lanes Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate with a possible Tunnel to Hampstead LUL 2tph

    Ideas before their Time ?

    You could of course, build a hugely expensive Tunnel

    When you are locked out of Blackhorse Road on a cold Winter Morning in 2024, you will be glad of my Interest

    A great Website.

  4. Geoffrey Demprunt says:

    Rainsborough is right, they told us in a Press Release, that the Works were over for a Generation. LBWF are focusing on Access for All. There is no News on provision at Crouch Hill. Did they put in Soft Walls in the Building on Blackhorse Road Car Park to allow further Platforms?

    Why not a Joint Council proposed TfL Consultation?

    A Marketing Campaign to widen usage and proper Santander Bikes?

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