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Part of Overground line to be shut down for months

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Passengers using the Gospel Oak and Barking Overground line may be in for months of chaos when it is shut down for four months while it is electrified.

From June to September trains will not run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham at the weekend.

And from October until February 2017 the line will be completely closed.

Replacement buses will operate on the route when it is closed and electrification should be complete in June next year.

This is a vital project to keep pace with continued growing demand for rail. This investment will transform the service on this route, doubling capacity with cleaner, quieter electric trains and is a key element of the Railway Upgrade Plan.

– Richard Schofield, Network Rail