Ever since the Night Overground service launched last year, it has skipped Whitechapel station – but not from tonight.

The Night Overground launched a year ago, on the 15th December 2017, and has seen around 250,000 journeys made along the Highbury & Islington to New Cross Gate route in the first year.

The Night Overground operated initially between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate and was extended to Highbury & Islington in February 2018. From the start though, the trains skipped Whitechapel station as works were being undertaken by the Crossrail project.

Although Crossrail’s launch has been delayed, the works at Whitechapel have reached a point where the Overground can start calling there in the nights as well now.


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  1. Frederick Levy says:

    A simple notice, but the poster is great. Love the design.

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    That’s good news that Whitechapel is now opened on London Overground during nights.

    Perhaps night service on the LO East London Line might extend to Crystal Palace, Clapham Junction and/or West Croydon. Aswell introducing night service on London Overground including on the North London Line (Stratford-Richmond) and West London Line (Willesden Junction-Clapham Junction). Or will it not happen at all.

    • Sykobee says:

      Sadly those lines aren’t owned by TfL, so they can’t get night-time running on them. I’d love a night train down to Crystal Palace and West Croydon, but I don’t think it’ll occur in the next few years.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      @Sykobee True.

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