Barking Riverside is the largest housing development in East London, complete with 10,000 new homes, as well as healthcare, shopping, community and leisure facilities. Without a new rail link in place, the full potential of the development at Barking Riverside could not be achieved.
Branded as The Barking Riverside extension, it will add 4.5km to the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line and take it from Barking to a new station at Barking Riverside.
The extension will bring:
• Reconfiguration of Network Rail's Ripple Lane goods yard so the extension can connect to the Tilbury Loop
• Construction of a viaduct over the Ripple Lane yard. The viaduct will have to be built over the Tilbury Loop and foundations constructed between the HS1 tunnels
• Continuation of the viaduct for another 1.5km over Renwick Road and into the heart of Barking Riverside
• Construction of a new terminus station within the Barking Riverside town square. The station will have step-free access from street to train.
AATi supplied full depth anti-slip stair nosings for the main concourse staircase, type ref: SN93/SL3/280. The escape stairs featured a smaller yet equally robust AATi stair nosing profile type ref: SN9/55. Both products were cast in Nickel Bronze material offering physical characteristics that are strong, durable and corrosion resisting.