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Surrey Quays station on the London Overground getting step-free access
Surrey Quays station on the London Overground getting step-free access

Surrey Quays station on the London Overground getting step-free access

A major upgrade of Surrey Quays station on the London Overground has taken a step forward after Transport for London (TfL) appointed the construction contract.

Feb
02
2023
Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for 9-days next month
Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for 9-days next month

Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for 9-days next month

People who use the Bakerloo line or the London Overground in northwest London will need to find alternative routes in February as both lines will be closed for nine days worth of engineering works.

Jan
12
2023
Unusual use of London Overground track over Christmas
Unusual use of London Overground track over Christmas

Unusual use of London Overground track over Christmas

Due to engineering works on the London Overground over the Christmas period, there's a rare chance to travel over a bit of railway that the trains don't usually use.

Nov
29
2022
Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for a week before Christmas
Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for a week before Christmas

Part of the Bakerloo line and London Overground to close for a week before Christmas

People who use the Bakerloo line or the London Overground in northwest London will need to find alternative routes in late December as both lines will be closed for a week's worth of engineering works.

Nov
16
2022
TfL planning a new London Overground station in Barking
TfL planning a new London Overground station in Barking

TfL planning a new London Overground station in Barking

Plans to build an additional station at Castle Green on the newly opened Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground are being worked on by Transport for London (TfL) and Barking and Dagenham Council.

Nov
14
2022
London’s newest station – Barking Riverside opened this morning
London’s newest station – Barking Riverside opened this morning

London’s newest station – Barking Riverside opened this morning

Early this morning, the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside station opened, linking a future large housing estate to the rest of London.

Jul
18
2022
London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension will open next Monday
London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension will open next Monday

London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension will open next Monday

The Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground will open to passengers next Monday - 18th July, TfL has confirmed.

Jul
11
2022
New entrance opens at Imperial Wharf railway station
New entrance opens at Imperial Wharf railway station

New entrance opens at Imperial Wharf railway station

A new entrance has opened on the northbound platform at Imperial Wharf station in Chelsea Harbour to help reduce overcrowding on the narrow staircase that leads to the existing entrance.

Jul
06
2022
A second entrance opens at Hackney Central railway station
A second entrance opens at Hackney Central railway station

A second entrance opens at Hackney Central railway station

A new southern side entrance has opened on the London Overground's westbound platform at Hackney Central station removing the need to use the footbridge to leave the station.

Jul
05
2022
London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer
London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer

London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer

Transport for London (TfL) says that it is bringing forward the launch of London Overground services on the extension to Barking Riverside, following good progress being made in the completion of the station commissioning and testing stages.

Jun
13
2022
Catch a London Overground train to Battersea Park station
Catch a London Overground train to Battersea Park station

Catch a London Overground train to Battersea Park station

Of all the stations that a London Overground fan would want to visit, Battersea Park is probably the hardest, but one Sunday in June is your chance.

May
25
2022
Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved
Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved

Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved

A large housing development next to a proposed London Overground station has been given the go-ahead by  Lewisham council.

Feb
07
2022
London Overground applies to build a new station in South London
London Overground applies to build a new station in South London

London Overground applies to build a new station in South London

London Overground has applied for permission to build a new station near Millwall football club on a site that has provision for a station to be built there.

Nov
16
2021
London Overground trains to call at Battersea Park station on New Years Eve
London Overground trains to call at Battersea Park station on New Years Eve

London Overground trains to call at Battersea Park station on New Years Eve

Of all the stations that a London Overground fan would want to visit, Battersea Park is probably the hardest, but on New Year's Eve it becomes very much easier to get to.

Nov
11
2021
London Overground restoring night services in time for Christmas
London Overground restoring night services in time for Christmas

London Overground restoring night services in time for Christmas

The Night Overground is to resume services next month, just in time for the Christmas party season.

Nov
03
2021
London Overground could be split into individual lines
London Overground could be split into individual lines

London Overground could be split into individual lines

The London Overground, a huge swathe of Orange on the tube map could be broken up into individually named lines, if Sadiq Khan is reelected as Mayor of London next month.

Apr
06
2021
London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension delayed
London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension delayed

London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension delayed

The cost of the Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground has risen, and the opening date pushed back by up to a year.

Dec
31
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: Camden Gardens, NW1
London’s Pocket Parks: Camden Gardens, NW1

London’s Pocket Parks: Camden Gardens, NW1

A decent-sized triangle of land next to Camden Road station, with the railway running through the middle of it, on arches.

Dec
31
2020
Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval
Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

A new entrance for Hackney Central station is set to be built after planning permission was granted by the council yesterday.

Dec
03
2020
Last chance to ride an old train along the London Overground
Last chance to ride an old train along the London Overground

Last chance to ride an old train along the London Overground

This weekend marks the end of an era, as part of the London Overground gets a new train from Monday.

Oct
03
2020
London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends
London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends

London Overground’s GOBLIN to close for 10 weekends

The Gospel Oak to Barking line on the London Overground is to be closed every weekend from late August to late October, due to engineering works.

Jul
15
2020
Pushing ahead with the London Overground upgrade
Pushing ahead with the London Overground upgrade

Pushing ahead with the London Overground upgrade

A number of upgrades for the London Overground's East London line are to be pushed ahead to take advantage of government funding.

Jul
13
2020
Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station
Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Shadwell has two railway stations right next to each other, for the Overground and the DLR, and yet separate, and unsurprisingly, TfL has looked at how it could merge the two into one.

May
12
2020
New London Overground trains for the Liverpool Street–Cheshunt service
New London Overground trains for the Liverpool Street–Cheshunt service

New London Overground trains for the Liverpool Street–Cheshunt service

New trains to replace the old ones inherited when the London Overground took over the Liverpool Street–Cheshunt service have arrived.

Mar
03
2020