Search for London Overground operator begins

Class 378216 train at Clapham Junction station

Transport for London (TfL) has issued a notice with the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to select the next operator to run London Overground services from November 13 2016. The bidding will close in mid-May.

The contract includes options to introduce all-night services at weekends and to extend Gospel Oak to Barking line services to Barking Riverside in 2019.

London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) will take over the routes running from Liverpool Street station to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford, on May 31, as well as services between Romford and Upminster. These routes will be part of the contract now open to tender. 

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