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Passengers face more rail closures

10 February, 2017

OVERGROUND rail travellers will suffer more misery after Network Rail admitted it would not hit its target of finishing all work on the Gospel Oak-Barking line by the end of the month.

Diesel trains will be running again as planned on February 27 after an eight-month closure, which affected Upper Holloway and Crouch Hill stations, but delays mean the work is not fully complete.

There will be further weekend closures and a full closure later in the year.

Council transport chief Claudia Webbe said: “This will extend disruption well into the summer. It is not fair for travellers to suffer from a catalogue of errors and mismanagement of works.”

Network Rail route managing director for Anglia, Richard Schofield, said: “I sincerely apologise to passengers. A full review into what went wrong has already begun.”


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