The map below shows which sections of the London Overground are affected by the work, and when there will be no service.
Because of the scale and complex nature of the work, parts of the line will need to close for eight months, starting in June 2016. The closure phases are:
Every 15 minutes on weekdays, every 20 minutes on weekends and bank holidays.
|Station||Stop towards Barking ||Stop towards Walthamstow |
|Walthamstow Central||C (Walthamstow Bus station)||AP (Walthamstow Central station)|
|Leyton Midland Road||SN (Leyton Midland Road station)||NA (Leyton Midland Road station)|
|Leytonstone High Road||P (Harrow Green)||K (Harrow Green)|
|Wanstead Park||K (Wanstead Park station)||J (Wanstead Park station)|
|Woodgrange Park||H (Woodgrange Park station)||G (Woodgrange Park station)|
|East Ham||A (East Ham station) - alighting only||B (East Ham station) - boarding only|
|Barking||H (Barking station)||K (Barking station)|
The replacement bus doesn't call between South Tottenham (a four minute walk from Seven Sisters) and Walthamstow Queen's Road (a nine minute walk from Walthamstow Central) as the Victoria line is a faster alternative.
|Station ||Stop towards Seven Sisters ||Stop towards Gospel Oak|
|Gospel Oak||GN (Gordon House Road)||GZ (Gordon House Road)|
|Upper Holloway||P (Elthorne Road)||S (Upper Holloway station)|
|Crouch Hill||C (Hanley Road)||N (Fairbridge Road)|
|Finsbury Park||R (Finsbury Park station)||S (Finsbury Park station)|
|Harringay Green Lanes||HF (Harringay Green Lanes station)||HM (Harringay Green Lanes station)|
|Seven Sisters (for South Tottenham)||B (Seven Sisters station)||A (Seven Sisters station)|
Weekday replacement bus timetables (until February 2017)
Weekend replacement bus timetables (until Februrary 2017)
These maps show the closure and travel alternatives, including replacement buses and Tube lines, for each of the two phases. View the maps below or download the PDFs.
The closures will affect the following stations - please click on the link for advice on how to get around
While the work takes place, the following fares arrangements will apply.
Victoria line journeys
Tube journeys between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow plus replacement buses will cost a zone 3 fare.
Zone 1 ticket acceptance
If you're a regular user of the Gospel Oak to Barking line, you will be refunded the extra cost of travel via zone 1 by Tube or rail. Add pay as you go credit to cover the extra fare until it is refunded each week.
For this closure, we define regular users as anyone who has used the same Oyster Travelcard or pay as you go card between Gospel Oak and Barking on five occasions between the beginning of April and the start of the closure.
National Rail ticketholders
Paper National Rail tickets will be accepted at alternative Tube stations (Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central, East Ham, Barking).
Paper Travelcards will only be accepted within the zone printed on the ticket.
Extra bus journeys won't be refunded. You can make two journeys for £1.50 with the new Hopper fare when you change bus or tram within one hour.
Refunds will be automatically sent to your Oyster or pay as you go card on a weekly basis. You do not have to contact us to set up the refund. Visit oyster.tfl.gov.uk to register your Oyster card and see your journey history.
All replacement buses are step-free.
Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters Tube stations, which might be used as an alternative to the Gospel Oak to Barking line, are not step-free.
For alternative travel arrangements, please talk to a member of station staff.
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Network Rail is working on the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line on behalf of the Department for Transport and Transport for London. This is part of TfL's improvement plan and the wider Railway Upgrade Plan.
We're expecting to introduce new, longer four-carriage electric trains to replace the current two-carriage diesel trains from 2018.
Due to the size and complexity of the project, parts of the line need to close for eight months. During the closure, Network Rail will lower four sections of track, and rebuild or modernise a total of ten bridges.
TfL is investing in improving platforms and stations to accommodate the longer trains.