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09.12.13

TfL awards platform lengthening work for London Overground

Contractors Dyer and Butler have been appointed to lengthen and modify platforms on the London Overground, TfL has announced.

The work will take place on the Clapham Junction/Richmond to Stratford route from February 2014 to accommodate longer trains with five carriages instead of four.

It is part of the £320m London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme (LOCIP) to increase capacity by 25% by the end of 2015.

At stations where platform extension is not a viable option to accommodate the longer trains, selective door operating will be introduced.

The Highbury & Islington to New Cross/Crystal Palace/ West Croydon/ Clapham Junction route work will be conducted with Cleshar Contract Services.

TfL’s director of London Overground, Mike Stubbs, said: “Although still in its infancy, London Overground services have proved to be hugely popular with passengers, with numbers quadrupling during the first six years of service.

“As London’s population continues to grow, so too will the demand on London Overground, which is why we’re carrying out vital work such as this to help provide the extra capacity that will be needed. We’re really pleased to be working with Dyer and Butler on this crucial project and will work closely with them to ensure the minimum of disruption to services.”

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