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.
Not really mentioned on the TfL website’s weekend closures page, and only spotted as an odd looking dotted line on a poster at railway station caught my attention, but it seems that you will be able to travel from Stratford towards Camden Town, then rather than carrying on northwards to Kentish Town, you hop south to the tracks running from Euston heading up to Kilburn instead.
This is thanks to the line north of Camden Road being closed for engineering works, and it is presumably easier for TfL to continue the trains along another bit of the network than to turn them around. And fortunately for them, there is a short length of track used by freight trains linking the two Overground lines.
So, for those who glee at traveling along unusual bits of railway track — this Sunday you can hop from one line to the other in a way that would not be possible normally.
Not every train seems to make the additional connection, so check on the TfL website journey planner for a specific timetabled train.
In fact, you might be thinking that this little stretch of track would be quite useful if brought back into use more regularly, and indeed, that is being talked about. That would also see the station restored, which will probably be appreciated by the music fans.
But this Sunday, a few minutes of running passenger trains along normally freight only lines will be appreciated by railway fans.