London Overground

London suburban rail network

The London Overground[1] (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.

London Overground

OwnerTransport for London
LocaleLondon, Greater London
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines10
Number of stations112
Daily ridership135 million
Began operation2007
Operator(s)Arriva & MTR
System length123.6 km (76.8 mi)
Track gaugeStandard
London Overground train in the City of London.



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.[2] In the autumn 2011 National Passenger Survey, London Overground received an overall satisfaction rating of 92%, a 7% improvement on the previous survey.[3]


  1. "Introducing London Overground - a new era for London Rail". Transport for London. 5 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  2. Gwyn, Topham (29 May 2015). "Clean, reliable and integrated: all change for neglected rail services in London". The Guardian.
  3. "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.