Renwick Road railway station
Renwick Road is a proposed railway station between Barking and Barking Riverside on the under construction Gospel Oak to Barking Line Extension. The station was proposed during a consultation of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line extension as part of Alignment B, which was eventually chosen as the preferred option. The station will be built at a later stage with the site safeguarded for future building of the station.
|Local authority||London Borough of Barking and Dagenham|
|Managed by||London Overground, c2c|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London transport portal|
In August 2017, the Government granted permission for the extension and a provision for a stop at Renwick Road (if/when needed) and stated that a further extension across the River Thames should be likewise provisioned as necessary.
As part of the preferred route known as 'Alignment B' there was provisioned a stop at Renwick Road on the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway, to be safeguarded for future construction. An alternative site near Alfred's Way was rejected, and all other options such as the nearby Freight Yards were considered unfeasible. The station would lie east of the proposed merge / diverge points with the Essex Thameside (Tilbury Loop Line) line along which c2c services operate, so whilst the station would not provide an interchange with the aforementioned c2c services, nor would the station's construction disrupt those services The new station could generate 5,000 homes according to the document.
The option at Renwick Road would consist of a small island platform with direct access to Renwick Road to the east and would allow London Overground services to call here without any disruption to c2c services. Trains would have to be slowed in order to allow a stop here. This option would allow only London Overground services to call here.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Gospel Oak
|Gospel Oak to Barking Line||Barking Riverside|
towards Abbey Wood