Anger grows over ‘Goblin’ delays and overcrowding

MEMBERS of Barking Gospel Oak Rail Users Group (BGORUG) have demanded a meeting with Transport for London (TfL) over the continued cancellations and overcrowding that have been plaguing the Gospel Oak to Barking service.

BGORUG said a total of 13 services were cancelled on August 29 between 14.50 and 23.15, a figure disputed by TfL.

Rush hour at Upper Holloway on August 22 as passengers try to board an already crowded 17.20 Gospel Oak-Barking, formed by unit No. 172007. JAMIE SQUIBBS

BGORUG also claim the 15-minute frequency service on the 12-mile route through north and east London, has at times had 45-minute gaps in services.

The service – run by Arriva Rail London on behalf of TfL – is operated by a fleet of eight
Class 172 DMUs, with a minimum of six needed for daily service.

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