London suburban rail network
The London Overground (LO) is a suburban rail system in London, UK run by Arriva and MTR for Transport for London. The London Overground is made up of 9 lines taken over by TFL. It is coloured orange on the Tube map. It serves a lot of Greater London.
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Locale||London, Greater London|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||10|
|Number of stations||112|
|Daily ridership||135 million|
|Operator(s)||Arriva & MTR|
|System length||123.6 km (76.8 mi)|
- North London line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
- West London line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
- East London line: taken over from London Underground and extended in 2010.
- South London line: taken over in December 2012.
- Watford DC line: taken over from SIlverlink Metro in 2007.
- Gospel Oak to Barking line: taken over from Silverlink Metro in 2007.
- Lea Valley lines: taken over from Abellio Greater Anglia in 2015.
- Romford–Upminster line: taken over from Abellio Greater Anglia in 2015.
All lines can be used with the Oyster card used across London. The London Overground has received praise for its transformation of long-neglected lines into clean and reliable services, with passenger usage increasing sharply such that trains had to be extended from 3 cars in 2007 to 5 cars in 2015. In the autumn 2011 National Passenger Survey, London Overground received an overall satisfaction rating of 92%, a 7% improvement on the previous survey.
- ↑ "Introducing London Overground - a new era for London Rail". Transport for London. 2006-09-05. Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
- ↑ Gwyn, Topham (29 May 2015). "Clean, reliable and integrated: all change for neglected rail services in London". The Guardian.
- ↑ "National Passenger Survey Autumn 2011 Main Report". Passenger Focus. 26 January 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.