The opening of the new station in July 2022 completes the first extension of London Overground since 2015.

Barking Riverside station is fully step-free, bringing the total of step-free stations across London Overground to more than 60. This helps make London a more accessible city for everyone and supports people's independence when travelling in London.

The new service

The service runs with four trains an hour from Gospel Oak station (via Barking) along the existing Tilbury line used by c2c between Fenchurch Street and Grays.

Check before you travel on Journey Planner or the TfL Go app.

Map showing route of Barking Riverside rail extension from Barking station to the new Barking Riverside station. Most of the route will be along the existing c2c line with new track at the end

Walking and cycling

A secure cycle store to park your bike makes it easier for you to cycle to and from the station. You can take a folding bike on London Overground lines at any time on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Find out more about taking cycles on public transport.

We're working with Barking and Dagenham Council and Barking Riverside London on the creation of a street network that promotes walking and cycling. Find out more on the Barking Riverside website.

Nearby bus routes

Bus route EL1 runs from Ilford Station via Barking Town Centre to the new Barking Riverside development. It runs every 5-6 minutes during peak times and throughout the day, Monday to Fridays. It also runs every 6 minutes on Saturdays and every 10 minutes during the evenings and on Sundays.

The EL1 is a 24-hour route and runs every 30 minutes throughout the night, on all nights of the week, from Ilford Hill to Northgate Road.

See other bus routes near Barking Riverside.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

You can even travel across London from the Barking Riverside Pier by hopping on the River Bus. This service operated by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers stops at 24 piers along the Thames between Barking Riverside and Putney.

To find out more, visit the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers website.

Plan your journey with TfL Go

There's no better way to plan your journey than with the TfL Go app.

You can search any destination or address across London and see your route on the live map. With live information, you can even find the quieter times to travel, and get updates on all bus, Tube, trams, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services. You can also check walking and cycling routes.

To plan your journey, download TfL Go.

Benefits of the extension for the area

The Barking Riverside extension:

  • Enables construction of 10,000 homes at Barking Riverside, plus a new school, healthcare facilities and a new district centre with commercial and leisure facilities, high-quality public spaces and connections to walking and cycling routes
  • Provides a transport link to Barking town centre and its District and Hammersmith & City Tube services and c2c services to London Fenchurch Street and Essex, along with a connection to the Elizabeth line station at Forest Gate via Wanstead Park
  • Creates reliable public transport within Barking Riverside
  • Improves transport accessibility - Barking Riverside station offers a step-free entry point to other London Overground services
  • Offers a sustainable public transport alternative to car travel

Our contractor

We've delivered this project with the MSVF joint venture of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick.

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