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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.

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.

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.

Persistent gremlins means free travel for London Overground’s Goblins
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.