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03.07.17

Night services to be rolled out on London Overground

London Overground services will now run for 24-hours at weekends, mayor of the capital Sadiq Khan has today announced.

The night services will start operating from December on Fridays and Saturdays in East London between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, before it is extended to Highbury & Islington next year.

This follows Night Tube services being rolled out from 2016, as now more than 6.5 million journeys have been made since the services were first implemented.  

It is hoped that the 24-hour Overground service will also give the local economy a considerable boost of £77m a year and support the creation of 2,000 permanent jobs.

“Our Night Tube services have been a real success right across the capital, so I’m delighted to announce that we’ll be bringing the Night Overground to the East London line later this year,” said Khan.

“It will provide huge benefits to Londoners and visitors to our city, helping those working hard through the night and all those out enjoying everything London has to offer, as well as creating jobs and boosting our economy.”

And Jonathan Fox, TfL’s director of London Rail, added that the East London route is one of the most popular parts of the London Overground network, particularly late in the evening.

“Expanding night services to this key part of London Overground will make it easier for customers to enjoy the vibrant night time culture that East London has to offer, supporting the economy in this much-loved area of the capital,” he said. “The Night Tube has already provided a boost to our economy and supported thousands of permanent jobs. We hope the Night Overground will build on this success even further.”

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Comments

Andrew Gwilt   03/07/2017 at 23:27

So the London Overground will operate a night service on the East London Line between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, before it is extended to Highbury & Islington next year. What about operating a night service on the London Overground between Gospel Oak-Barking (once the electrification is completed), between Stratford-Clapham Junction, Richmond and Willesden Junction (North London Line and West London Line), Liverpool Street-Cheshunt, Enfield Town and Chingford (Lea Valley metro) and between Dalston Junction-West Croydon, New Cross and Clapham Junction (South London Line). Except the Overground Romford-Upminster line won't operate a night service.

James   04/07/2017 at 11:25

As I understand it, night-time services are not currently possible on the rest of the Overground network because the infrastructure is owned by Network Rail, whereas the section mentioned is still owned by TFL having once been the London Underground East London Line. For the same reason the night service won't serve the Clapham Junction to Surrey Quays branch, or run south of New Cross Gate.

Andrew Gwilt   06/07/2017 at 08:41

Probably you are right James.

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