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Highams station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque
Highams station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque

Highams station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at Highams Park station to mark its 150th anniversary.

May
29
London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract
London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract

London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract

Transport for London (TfL) is planning a £150 million maintenance project for the London Overground.

Apr
23
Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway
Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway

Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway

The Liverpool Street to Chingford railway line will be closed for 16 days this summer as Network Rail replaces a large bridge supporting a road junction near the Hackney Downs.

Apr
18
London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge
London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge

London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge

Easter Sunday saw thousands of people catching a London Overground train to London Bridge for the first time ever.

Apr
02
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

A plan to run London Overground trains into London Bridge as a regular service is unlikely to happen because Southern is expected to restore their service through the Sydenham Corridor to four trains an hour in 2025.

Mar
14
Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”
Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”

Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”

Train Sim World, the train simulator game, has added the GOBLIN branch of the London Overground to their platform, so you can now manage a train trip from Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside.

Mar
13
London Overground strike CANCELLED
London Overground strike CANCELLED

London Overground strike CANCELLED

There will be a strike on the London Overground next Monday and Tuesday that will reduce train services and close several stations entirely.

Feb
28
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

On Sunday morning, a London Overground train paid a visit to London Bridge station -- a station that the Overground doesn't usually visit.

Feb
26
London Overground strike called off
London Overground strike called off

London Overground strike called off

A strike which would have severely disrupted the London Overground next week has been called off.

Feb
16
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

Prepare to be both delighted and outraged, as the names are revealed for renaming the London Overground branches.

Feb
15
Strike on the London Overground next week
Strike on the London Overground next week

Strike on the London Overground next week

There will be disruption on the London Overground next week as RMT members walk out in strike action.

Feb
13
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

A planned week long closure of part of South London railways has been cancelled, and trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal during the school half-term

Jan
31
London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday
London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday

London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday

Something unusual will happen on the railways, as London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge station at the end of March.

Jan
31
London Overground staff set for strikes in February and March
London Overground staff set for strikes in February and March

London Overground staff set for strikes in February and March

There will be strikes on the London Overground next month and in March after more than 300 staff voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.

Jan
30
Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station
Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station

Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station

Bruce Grove rail station in Tottenham has been restored to its historic colours and design when maintenance work was expanded to include a heritage restoration.

Jan
29
Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas
Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas

Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas

An early warning of significant rail closure affecting parts of South London, affecting both Southeastern and London Overground passengers.

Nov
14
2023
TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge
TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge

TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge

Transport for London (TfL) is considering extending the London Overground to run into London Bridge station to replace capacity lost when Southern cut services in south London.

Oct
24
2023
Works to improve the Bakerloo line and London Overground completed
Works to improve the Bakerloo line and London Overground completed

Works to improve the Bakerloo line and London Overground completed

Upgrade work that closed parts of the Bakerloo line and the London Overground over the past few weeks has now been completed, Network Rail has confirmed.

Sep
01
2023
Unusual London Overground trips possible this weekend
Unusual London Overground trips possible this weekend

Unusual London Overground trips possible this weekend

Due to engineering works on the London Overground this weekend there’s a rare chance to travel over a bit of railway that doesn’t usually see passengers.

Jul
12
2023
Lengthy closures of the Bakerloo line and London Overground in July and August
Lengthy closures of the Bakerloo line and London Overground in July and August

Lengthy closures of the Bakerloo line and London Overground in July and August

Due to engineering works, there will be several weeks of closures on the Bakerloo line and the London Underground from late July through to late August.

Jul
03
2023
London Overground concession extended for another two years
London Overground concession extended for another two years

London Overground concession extended for another two years

Arriva Rail London says that its concession to run London Overground services has been extended by another two years by Transport for London (TfL), and will now expire in May 2026.

Jun
28
2023
London Overground to be split into separate lines
London Overground to be split into separate lines

London Overground to be split into separate lines

The broad tangle of orange lines on the tube map will be decluttered as long-standing plans to break the London Overground up into separately named lines are going ahead.

Mar
24
2023
A review of London’s recent railway upgrades
A review of London’s recent railway upgrades

A review of London’s recent railway upgrades

The latest Programmes and Investment Committee report from TfL has outlined some of the works that have been carried out on London’s rail network in recent months.

Feb
23
2023
London Overground turns unused rooms in stations into community centres
London Overground turns unused rooms in stations into community centres

London Overground turns unused rooms in stations into community centres

Two London Overground stations have had disused rooms inside the station buildings refurbished and handed over to local communities to be used as public spaces.

Feb
08
2023