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What is London Overground?

London Overground train

London Overground is the suburban network of rail services we manage in the Capital. The Overground travels through 20 of London's 33 boroughs. When complete, 30 per cent of all Londoners will be less than a 15 minute walk from an Overground station.

Map of current and future London Overground lines


A multi-million pound investment to bring the London Overground network up to 21st century standards was completed in May 2011.

Since taking over the network in late 2007 we've made several improvements, including:

  • New and longer trains
  • Improved and refurbished stations
  • Extended and new lines
  • More reliable and frequent services 
  • Better passenger information
  • Improved accessibility 

These improvements were jointly funded by Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, the Department for Transport and Stratford City Transport Implementation group.  

These improvements, delivered a year ahead of the 2012 Games, offer an early transport and regeneration legacy to people living and working along our network.

We are now working hard to complete the orbital network around London with a further extension from Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction via Surrey Quays. This will provide a quick link between southwest and southeast London from late 2012.


Essential maintenance work will take place between Gospel Oak and Stratford every Sunday morning, with services starting at 09:15. Occasionally, there will be disruption at weekends so check before you travel.

New trains

Find out more about our new high-tech trains.

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