|Owner||Transport for London|
|Locale||London, Greater London|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||10|
|Number of stations||112|
|Daily ridership||135 million|
|Operator(s)||Arriva & MTR|
|System length||123.6 km (76.8 mi)|
The London Overground (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]
- 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. In the autumn 2011 National Passenger Survey, London Overground received an overall satisfaction rating of 92%, a 7% improvement on the previous survey.
References[change | change source]
- "Introducing London Overground - a new era for London Rail". Transport for London. 2006-09-05. Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20100129155357/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/archive/3489.aspx. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
- Gwyn, Topham. "Clean, reliable and integrated: all change for neglected rail services in London". The Guardian.
- "National Passenger Survey Autumn 2011 Main Report" (PDF). Passenger Focus. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.