London Overground

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London Overground
London Overground logo.svg
Unit 378005 at Canonbury.jpg
Owner Transport for London
Locale London, Greater London
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 10
Number of stations 112
Daily ridership 135 million
Began operation 2007
Operator(s) Arriva & MTR
System length 123.6 km (76.8 mi)
Track gauge Standard
London Overground train in the City of London.

The London Overground[1] (LO) is a suburban rail service in London, UK run by Arriva and MTR for Transport for London. The London Overground is made up of 9 lines taken over by TFL. It is coloured orange on the Tube map. It serves a lot of Greater London.

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All lines can be used with the Oyster card used across London. The London Overground has received praise for its transformation of long-neglected lines into clean and reliable services, with passenger usage increasing sharply such that trains had to be extended from 3 cars in 2007 to 5 cars in 2015.[2] In the autumn 2011 National Passenger Survey, London Overground received an overall satisfaction rating of 92%, a 7% improvement on the previous survey.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Introducing London Overground - a new era for London Rail". Transport for London. 2006-09-05. Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2009-07-12. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Gwyn, Topham. "Clean, reliable and integrated: all change for neglected rail services in London". The Guardian.
  3. "National Passenger Survey Autumn 2011 Main Report" (PDF). Passenger Focus. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.