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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.