Transport for London has proposed building a new London Overground station at Barking Riverside, the site of a major development providing 10,800 new homes.
The organisation says “significant transport infrastructure must be built to support the development,” which will also include new shopping, leisure and healthcare facilities.
To meet the resulting increase in demand, a new section of railway would be built linking existing Overground services to the new Barking Riverside station.
Local residents will receive a leaflet explaining the the scheme and there’ll also be drop-in sessions where TfL staff will be available to answer questions from members of the public.
In addition, members of the public are being asked for their views on the plans and to take part in a public consultation available at: www.tfl.gov.uk.
TfL’s Managing Director of Planning, Michele Dix, said: “This initial consultation is to enable stakeholders and the local community to give us their views on the proposal and influence the design of the scheme going forward.
“We will use these to lay the foundations of a full and extensive public consultation in 2015.”