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London railway upgrades – a progress report
London railway upgrades – a progress report

London railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

Mar
02
2020
London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday
London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday

London Overground’s GOBLIN to resume service on Wednesday

Network Rail says that London Overground services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line are expected to resume  tomorrow (Wednesday 19th February).

Feb
18
2020
London’s newest train station – Barking Riverside
London’s newest train station – Barking Riverside

London’s newest train station – Barking Riverside

In an empty wasteland surround by a mix of empty fields and derelict buildings, a brand new railway station is being built for the London Overground.

Jan
14
2020
West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed
West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed

West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed

West Hampstead's London Overground station has -- rather later than originally expected -- completed a major upgrade.

Dec
26
2019
London railway upgrades – a progress report
London railway upgrades – a progress report

London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

Dec
24
2019
More trains on the London Overground
More trains on the London Overground

More trains on the London Overground

There will be a more frequent and earlier trains on parts of the London Overground from next week.

Dec
11
2019
More trains on the London Overground from next week.
More trains on the London Overground from next week.

More trains on the London Overground from next week.

People using the London Overground line between Watford and Euston will have a more frequent service from next during off-peak hours.

Nov
14
2019
London Overground to run Boxing Day services for the first time
London Overground to run Boxing Day services for the first time

London Overground to run Boxing Day services for the first time

The London Overground is traditionally closed on Boxing Day, but this year, some of it will be running a service.

Oct
03
2019
Hackney Central Overground station could get a second entrance
Hackney Central Overground station could get a second entrance

Hackney Central Overground station could get a second entrance

A second entrance for Hackney Central station to deal with overcrowding is being explored as part of a joint project between the council and Transport for London.

Sep
27
2019
A month of free travel on the London Overground
A month of free travel on the London Overground

A month of free travel on the London Overground

As compensation for the lengthy delays on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, September will be a month of free travel, funded by the train manufacturer.

Aug
07
2019
New entrance opens at West Hampstead station
New entrance opens at West Hampstead station

New entrance opens at West Hampstead station

Nealy a year later than planned, the cramped old ticket hall leading down narrow stairs at West Hampstead station have been replaced with a huge new entrance building and much wider staircases.

Aug
05
2019
Watford High Street station to close for repair works
Watford High Street station to close for repair works

Watford High Street station to close for repair works

The London Overground station at Watford High Street is having to close for upgrade works next month to repair an aging staircase.

Jul
25
2019
London Overground moves closer to building a West London extension
London Overground moves closer to building a West London extension

London Overground moves closer to building a West London extension

A long running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use has received a boost from a supportive TfL report into the line.

Jul
02
2019
New trains finally for the London Overground
New trains finally for the London Overground

New trains finally for the London Overground

After oodles of delays, the first of the long awaited electric trains come into service on the Gospel Oak to Barking length of the London Overground this morning.

May
23
2019
Reversal as London Overground ticket offices to remain open
Reversal as London Overground ticket offices to remain open

Reversal as London Overground ticket offices to remain open

Although earmarked to be closed, most of London Overground ticket offices are to remain open, after the Mayor of London diverted an additional £5m funding from London’s business rates.

Apr
18
2019
Major disruption to c2c trains this July-August
Major disruption to c2c trains this July-August

Major disruption to c2c trains this July-August

Due to works on the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside, services on the c2c railway lines in the area are going to be hit with several weeks of serious disruption.

Apr
11
2019
More problems for London Overound’s Gospel Oak to Barking line
More problems for London Overound’s Gospel Oak to Barking line

More problems for London Overound’s Gospel Oak to Barking line

In a couple of weeks time, services on the troubled Gospel Oak to Barking section of the London Overground are set to get even worse.

Mar
05
2019
TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead
TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

Long mooted plans to create a cross-river rail link across the Thames in East London are being looked at by TfL.

Feb
15
2019

Persistent gremlins means free travel for London Overground’s Goblins

Delays in delivering new trains to London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line (GOBLIN) means that travellers will be offered a month's free travel in compensation.

Jan
25
2019
London Overground extension to Barking Riverside gets go ahead
London Overground extension to Barking Riverside gets go ahead

London Overground extension to Barking Riverside gets go ahead

TfL has formally awarded the contract that will let construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside commence next year.

Dec
21
2018
West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge
West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been opened at West Hampstead Overground station as a late running upgrade slowly progresses.

Dec
14
2018
Night Overground to call at Whitechapel from tonight
Night Overground to call at Whitechapel from tonight

Night Overground to call at Whitechapel from tonight

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

Dec
14
2018
New fleet of London Overground trains shown off
New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

The first of a fleet of new trains for the London Overground and TfL Rail routes has been shown off, with USB charging points and a brand new seat moquette.

Jun
20
2018
Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens
Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens

Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.

May
21
2018