Shortlisting starts for £150m Barking rail extension

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Rail for London is preparing to shortlist firms to bid for the £150m project to build a new London Overground line to the planned 11,000-home Barking Riverside development.

Project includes a new station at Barking Riverside
Project includes a new station at Barking Riverside

The contract to construct an elevated extension from an existing railway line and a new station at Barking Riverside, includes modification of existing Network Rail operational railway infrastructure.

The works include the modification of the existing railway lines from Barking station over a stretch of 3km with a new 1.5km railway extension from Renwick Road overbridge to the new terminus station.

Barking Riverside

The works entail the construction of an embankment ramp up to a new concrete viaduct supporting a 2-track railway extension of 1.5 km into the heart of the new residential development at Barking Riverside.

A completed and approved design for the works will be provided by RfL to firms invited to tender.

Work is expected to start in February 2018 for completion by August 2020.

Further information is available on the Transport for London portal.

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