London Overground

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

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.

Lines[change | change source]

London Overground train in the City of London.
  • North London Line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
  • West London Line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
  • East London Line: taken over from London Underground and extended in 2010.
  • South London Line: taken over in December 2012.
  • Watford DC Line: taken over from SIlverlink Metro in 2007.
  • Gospel Oak to Barking Line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
  • Lea Valley Lines: taken over from Abellio Greater Anglia in 2015.
  • Romford to Upminster Line: taken over from Abellio Greater Anglia in 2015.


Praise[change | change source]

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]

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