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 9
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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