From December 14, permanent timetable changes are being introduced across the London Overground network. These will include four extra trains on the Gospel Oak to Barking line. Four services on the East London Line will be extended to terminate at the interchange at Highbury & Islington rather than at Dalston Junction.
These improvements are in addition to the increased capacity from the new five-carriage trains which Transport for London began rolling out earlier this month.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London Overground has been a fantastic railway success story and these increased services will help to open up East London even further and support economic growth, new homes and jobs. As London’s population continues to rise, it is investment in our transport network like this which will ensure London remains the best big city in which to live, work and invest.”
Additional and extended services:
Gospel Oak to Barking Line additional services:
0606 Barking to Gospel Oak;
1718 South Tottenham to Gospel Oak;
1737 Gospel Oak to Barking;
1858 Barking to Upper Holloway.
East London Line – Monday to Saturday
Four East London Line trains – two early services and two later services - will be extended from Dalston Junction to Highbury & Islington and therefore run earlier and later.
East London Line – Sunday
0720 Clapham Junction to Highbury & Islington will start from Battersea Park.
North London Line - Monday to Friday
The 1431 and 1501 Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction services will be extended to terminate at Stratford;
Two Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction services will be extended to start back from Stratford at 15:21 and 16:05;
London Overground is set to carry 135m people per year – a four-fold increase in passenger numbers since TfL took over management of the network in 2007.