Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
Introduction
 
   
  This Year's Committee & Officers
  Chair   Alderman Fred Jones
  Vice-Chair   Richard Pout
  Secretary   Glenn Wallis
  Treasurer   Adrian Liddle
  Members   Graham Larkbey, Jeff Harvey, Cllr., Nicholas Russell
       
For the latest London Overground train running information 0845 601 4867 - Option 1

We are the Rail Users' Group for the Barking-Gospel Oak line, and for many years we have been campaigning for improvements to train services and stations. We have had a number of successes - we now have newer trains, Help Points at all stations, better shelters on platforms and an all-year-round Sunday service. However, there are still further improvements that we want to see. These include:

More reliable, more frequent services
Measures to reduce peak-time overcrowding
Better information systems
Later last-train times (and an earlier start on Sundays)
Further improvements to stations
A reinstated station at Tufnell Park (Junction Road)

Membership forms are available from here.

YOU can help our campaign by joining us - the more members we have, the more we can do! Just click on this link to download a membership form, fill it out and then send it along with a cheque for £3 for a year's membership to the Secretary, 227 Old Church Road, London E4 6RB. (please make cheques payable to Barking-Gospel Oak Line User Group). Members also receive regular newsletters keeping them up to date with developments and giving advance notice of timetable changes. Join us and help us make this line better for everyone!

Stations and Nearby Attractions
Gospel Oak - for North London Line (to Kew Gardens, Richmond, Camden, Hackney, Stratford & Docklands); station for Parliament Hill & Hampstead Heath

Upper Holloway - for Archway tube, Highgate and Holloway Road

Crouch Hill - for Parkland Walk to Highgate Woods & Alexandra Palace

Harringay Green Lanes - for busy shopping centre with many ethnic food stores

South Tottenham - for Seven Sisters, Stamford Hill and buses to Tottenham Hotspur FC

Blackhorse Road - for Victoria Line tube, local fishing, The Standard music venue and bus 123 to William Morris Gallery

Walthamstow Queens Road - for Walthamstow Market, Walthamstow Village conservation area and Walthamstow Central (National Express (trains) and Victoria Line)

Leyton Midland Road - for Leyton Orient FC - probably the finest football club in London, E10 - and Brooks Farm.

Leytonstone High Road Cross the road and go down Ferndale Road to reach the open spaces of Wanstead Flats, or go for a stroll through Bush Wood followed by a drink in the North Star in picturesque Browning Road. Indeed if you're feeling energetic you could use this as a starting point to walk out towards Epping - look at a large scale map of N.E. London and you will see a wedge of green stretching out from Leytonstone towards Epping. Leytonstone Tube (Central Line) is a 5-10 min walk away..

Wanstead Park - for Forest Gate and Wanstead Flats. Waltham Forest FC have been temporarily exiled to a groundshare with Ilford FC. Get off here, walk down the road apiece to Forest Gate Station and get another train to Seven Kings.

Woodgrange Park - The City of London Cemetery is 10-15 minutes walk away for those who may be interested.Those buried here include Bobby Moore, Dame Anna Neagle, Winston Churchill's nanny, and two victims of Jack the Ripper.

Barking - for District Line and C2C trains to Upminster, Chafford Hundred (for Lakeside Shopping Centre), Southend and Tilbury (for Gravesend Ferry)

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