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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.

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. The line has already suffered years of disruption, but Network Rail says that these

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed

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

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.

More trains on the London Overground

There will be a more frequent and earlier trains on parts of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.