Attached is the latest BGORUG Bulletin (11 January) which should be on our website in a few days.
The overhead line equipment (OHLE) between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham is now live (25,000v AC) and yesterday powered the first train to use them, LO's 378 211, on hire to Network Rail.
Arriva Rail London will be operating a 'ghost' service Sunday afternoon for driver refreshing prior to services recommencing on Monday. There are bound to be more Gospel Oak - South Tottenham electric test trains too.
Welcome to the first Electric Multiple Unit 378 211 to the Gospel Oak to Barking Line!
#GOBE #electrification After a long and arduous project we are now ready to test the new OLE (in part anyway). Still a few snags to overcome but it’s here and running on its own.
Fingers crossed for my next dentist appointment....that's near Blackhorse Rd.
Yay! Southend here we come.. And Kew in the other direction.
Oh and all those people who live in Barking and work at the Whittington will be happy.
I wish they'd shut down the Piccadilly line and upgrade it in one go! When it finally gets a makeover , perhaps by 2030, there will be endless weekend closures to do the work. By which time the rolling stock will be over 60 years old!
Oh don't forget the (Thameslink) Cambridge -> Kings Cross tunnels -> St Pancras -> Brighton and similar services will be running very soon.
Finsbury Park to Gatwick, non-stop.
Sorry i my bad. i meant no changes required. Will stop at Farringdon / City / Blackfriars and London Bridge.
I think the plan is for 6-8 trains an hour in peak. Will take a lot of pressure off the Great Northern int Moorgate and some off the Northern Line from KX .
BTW I hope when crossrail starts up the picc line will be a lot quieter coming in from the west.