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TfL launches 24-7 London Overground services

TfL has officially launched night services for the London Overground, meaning trains will travel 24/7 from today.

London mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the announcement, which signals the beginning of services between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate.

Khan previously committed to complete the full launch before Christmas, and said that it would provide a “significant boost” to the night-time economy.

The launch follows the success of Night Tube services, which have completed more than nine million journeys and contributed more than £170m to the capital’s economy.

London Overgorund Map c. TfL

“It's absolutely fantastic that we have got the Night Overground up and running in East London, building on the huge success of the Night Tube,” Khan commented.

“Londoners and visitors alike will be able to use the service to help them enjoy everything that this buzzing part of the city has to offer as well as providing a significant boost to the night-time economy.”

The Night Overground is part of Khan’s draft Transport Strategy, it is expected to benefit a variety of night-time workers, including emergency response staff and hospital workers.

Top image: TfL

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Ryan   15/12/2017 at 13:42

Before AJG gets any ideas about listing all the London Overground lines that "could be converted to 24/7 operation": This route was chosen first because it runs (almost) entirely on TfL-owned infrastructure.

B Ching   15/12/2017 at 14:25

Ha, nice try Andrew! Ryan is obviously another smart pseudonym On the plus side, this will be a great addition to East and South East London. Not least for the Goldsmiths students travelling back from Shoreditch

Andrew Gwilt   15/12/2017 at 16:49

Oh well. Do I care. Perhaps not. The only thing that London Overground are improving on is that they are receiving new Class 710 trains from May next year and could also extend the night service on the East London Line to Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace & West Croydon and to introduce a night service on the North London Line, West London Line and Euston-Watford DC Line. With other lines that could introduce night services on the Overground (except Romford-Upminster Line). And possibly to introduce a Sunday service on the Romford-Upminster Line. Once the Crossrail “Elizabeth Line” works have been completed with the Elizabeth Line to open in December next year.

Sonning Cutting   15/12/2017 at 17:12

I don't know why AG doesn't offer his services free to our railway operators. He seems to know all the answers. The companies could then get rid of their trained and no doubt expensive executives, and who would then spend their time shuffling stock around all over the country with fancy liveries and numbers. They could even devise one for the rural branches in Essex.

Routew15   15/12/2017 at 19:08

@AndrewG There is already a Sunday service on the Romford - Upminster route. It was in place before LO took over.

Andrew Gwilt   15/12/2017 at 22:53

@Sonning Cutting. Not every time I don’t give answers out. @Routew15. So a Sunday service is still operated on the Romford-Upminster Line before TfL+London Overground took over the Romford-Upminster Branch Line in 2015. At least that’s good.

AJG89   16/12/2017 at 15:43

Could Sadiq Khan, TfL & London Overground also introduce night services on other lines including Gospel Oak-Barking, Liverpool Street-Cheshunt, Enfield Town and Chingford, North London Line (Stratford-Richmond/Willesden Junction), West London Line (Willesden Junction-Clapham Junction) and Euston-Watford Junction. Plus the extension of night service on the East London Line to Highbury & Islington, Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace, New Cross and West Croydon.

Bewarethegwilt   16/12/2017 at 17:03

Andrew, alias AJG89 and numerous other names, you've (constantly) raised the question of the extension of a 24/7 service over other Overground routes and constantly been told the reasons why not, for now at least. So stop going over and over and over the same pointless discussions! It's extremely boring.

AJG89   16/12/2017 at 17:43

Oh come off it. In fact ignore me then.

Mikeb   16/12/2017 at 19:35

Andrew. May I respectfully suggest that you always check your facts before clicking Add Comment. This would save other posters having to correct your statements and stop any aggro/arguments in what should be a friendly and informative thread.

AJG89   17/12/2017 at 02:36


Mikeb   17/12/2017 at 11:28

@Andrew. Why are you refusing to listen to friendly advice from a fellow poster? I appreciate that you can say whatever you want in your comments but, in order to stop others poking "fun" at what you have to say,, keep to the subject of the article and check your facts beforehand.

AJG89   17/12/2017 at 23:11

I give up with arguing. First I was making my point now all I get is blame. Typical. And yes I do various names because I put different opinions. Ok.

Anonymous   18/12/2017 at 22:14

Despite the arguments. I think that night service on some parts of the London Overground lines is a good idea. And could extend the night service on other Overground lines.

Richard   19/12/2017 at 00:55

No one is denying that extending the Night Service across more of London Overground would be a good idea Andrew, a.k.a. Anonymous, but the reasons why this is not so easy have been exhaustively aired before - not least that this is Network Rail infrastructure. So lets leave it at that shall we rather than keep banging on repetitively?

Andrew Gwilt   23/12/2017 at 20:26

Thanks Richard.

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