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Calls for London Overground extension to Lewisham
Calls for London Overground extension to Lewisham

Calls for London Overground extension to Lewisham

Lewisham council has issued a call for the Overground to be extended to Lewisham town centre as part of a wider series of improvements to the local rail and DLR networks.

Apr
01
2018
London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance
London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

Works are underway at the moment at West Hampstead station to build an entirely new and much larger entrance to deal with the problem of the current tiny ticket hall.

Mar
27
2018
London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week
London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week

London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week

The Night Overground services are being extend to Highbury & Islington from next Friday (23rd Feb), also linking the Overground to the Night Tube network on the Victoria line for the first time.

Feb
12
2018
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

The details for two new stations for the London Overground have been announced, with each of them serving separate branches south of Willesden Junction.

Oct
17
2017
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. If you've ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

Oct
09
2017
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside

London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside

Permission has been given for the London Overground to be extended to a new housing development at Barking riverside.

Aug
08
2017
New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station
New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station

New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station

A plan for a major overhaul of Hackney Wick Overground station and the redevelopment of local properties has been shown off by Network Rail.

Jan
23
2017
Turkey Street – the railway station named after Christmas Lunch
Turkey Street – the railway station named after Christmas Lunch

Turkey Street – the railway station named after Christmas Lunch

There is a very small part of North London that has a railway station named after it, and that festive area is called Turkey Street.

Dec
06
2016
See a Steam Train on the London Overground
See a Steam Train on the London Overground

See a Steam Train on the London Overground

This coming Saturday (3rd Dec), get ready for an early Christmas present, as a steam train makes a rare visit to the North London section of the London Overground.

Nov
28
2016
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.

Oct
04
2016
Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station
Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station

Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station

Now that it's looked after by London Overground, plans have been submitted to the council for a major revamp of the rather disheveled White Hart Lane station.

Aug
24
2016
A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere
A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere

A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere

A wonderful 5 minute video has been dug up by the BBC archives of the North London line when it used to run from Richmond to the now demolish Broad Street Station.

Aug
01
2016
A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground
A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

In two separate notices, London Underground has designated the first week of August for two separate but major sets of disruptions on the tube network.

Jul
01
2016
Unbuilt London: The Outer Loop Railway
Unbuilt London: The Outer Loop Railway

Unbuilt London: The Outer Loop Railway

London has in recent years gained a loop railway that runs around the suburbs, but 100 years ago, a proposal was made for a much larger loop which would have dramatically changed how we see the city today.

Aug
02
2015
A walk around the London Overground with by Iain Sinclair
A walk around the London Overground with by Iain Sinclair

A walk around the London Overground with by Iain Sinclair

A book had been delivered, a walk around the Overground, to be read on the Underground.

Jul
05
2015
The new tube map assailed by a sea of orange
The new tube map assailed by a sea of orange

The new tube map assailed by a sea of orange

Slightly earlier than expected, the new tube map has been revealed, which has seen a swathe of orange invade the east, and the first section of what will be the future Crossrail come into action.

May
21
2015
New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension
New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

In 2008, the incoming Mayor of London scrapped plans for a DLR extension to Dagenham Dock. In 2014, the outgoing Mayor of London announced plans for a London Overground extension, almost to Dagenham Dock.

Sep
08
2014
Unusual train movement this weekend
Unusual train movement this weekend

Unusual train movement this weekend

There is a chance to sate your railway geek this weekend as London Overground trains run along a slightly unusual route, and past a long since closed station.

May
08
2014
A chance to walk through the Thames Railway Tunnel
A chance to walk through the Thames Railway Tunnel

A chance to walk through the Thames Railway Tunnel

This coming May Bank Holiday will offer an exceptionally rare opportunity to walk through Brunel's original tunnel under the Thames.

Apr
12
2014
What tube zone is Washington DC in?
What tube zone is Washington DC in?

What tube zone is Washington DC in?

If you were a commuter on the London Overground, it seems that unknown to most of us, it is possible to travel all the way to the USA, and probably back.

Feb
05
2014
A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans
A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans

A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans

The periodic board meeting minutes at TfL have been published, and amongst all the words and pictures some useful nuggets sometimes emerge.

Dec
05
2013
A look around the London Overground upgrade project
A look around the London Overground upgrade project

A look around the London Overground upgrade project

Over the next year, people using the London Overground will start to see changes, as the line prepares for a 25% capacity upgrade.

Dec
02
2013
South London railway disused for 100 years comes back to life
South London railway disused for 100 years comes back to life

South London railway disused for 100 years comes back to life

This coming Sunday, passengers will once again be able to travel along that disused Victorian railway line, as the London Overground completes its circumnavigation of London with the last phase of the East London Line extension.

Dec
04
2012
The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel
The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel

The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel

There is a tale that is often repeated late at night in spooky surroundings that there was once a Dead Body Train that ran through a special tunnel and collected the dead from the Royal London Hospital and took them no one knows where.

Jan
11
2012