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  • London Overground line naming network map - Autumn 2024 (Image TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    London Overground routes get new names


    UK: Names have been announced for the six London Overground inner-suburban rail routes. They do not currently have individual identities, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said giving them distinct colours and names would ‘make it easier for passengers to get around’ while celebrating ‘London’s unique ...

  • Bruce Grove ribbon cutting
    Rail Business UK

    Heritage features restored at London Overground station


    UK: London Overground operator Arriva Rail London has completed a heritage restoration project at Bruce Grove station, funded by Transport for London. TfL initially asked ARL to repair and replace deteriorating assets. As the work progressed, the project team identified the opportunity to revive historic features. ...

  • Steve Best
    Rail Business UK

    Next London Overground Managing Director appointed


    UK: London Overground concessionaire Arriva Rail London has appointed Finance & Commercial Director Steve Best as Managing Director with effect from January 1 2024. He will succeed Paul Hutchings, who is moving to a role at parent company Arriva UK Trains. In 2013 Best became Finance ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

  • London Overground Class 378 electric multiple-unit.
    Rail Business UK

    East London Line maintenance contract planned


    UK: Transport for London has begun market engagement for the next contract to maintain London Overground’s East London Line. The Infrastructure Maintenance Contract 3 will cover the core route from north of Dalston Junction to New Cross, New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road Junction. It ...

  • London Overground at West Croydon
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva’s London Overground operating concession to be extended


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Arriva a two-year extension to its concession to operate London Overground services. Arriva Rail London has operated London Overground inner-suburban services under a concession model since November 2016. TfL takes the revenue risk, while the operator receives a fixed payment ...

  • Testing is now underway with the first of the B23 trains being supplied by CAF for the Docklands Light Railway.
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London seeks feedback on future rail operating contracts


    UK: Transport for London is seeking industry feedback to inform its plans for the future procurement of operators for Docklands Light Railway, Elizabeth Line and London Overground services. TfL is seeking to understand the current supply market and help it structure its tendering requirements. An industry ...

  • Surrey Quays station entrance impression
    Rail Business UK

    Morgan Sindall awarded Surrey Quays station works contract


    UK: Transport for London has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as main works contractor for the construction of a second entrance at London Overground’s Surrey Quays station. This will provide more direct access to nearby developments and the existing shopping centre, with a ‘spacious’ ticket hall and ...

  • Barking Riverside Extension (3)
    Metro Report International

    Barking Riverside extension opens


    UK: The 4·5 km Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground network opened on July 18. London Overground concessionaire Arriva Rail London is now operating four trains per hour as an extension of its Gospel Oak – Barking route, offering a 7 min journey time between ...

  • London Overground Waymap trial
    Rail Business UK

    App assists visually impaired passengers through the full rail journey


    UK: London Overground operator Arriva Rail London has funded a trial of an audio navigation app from Waymap which is designed to help people with visual impairments travel more independently. The app has previously been tested at Birmingham International and stations in Los Angeles and Washington ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Hackney Central station expansion underway


    UK: Work has started on a £3m refurbishment of the London Overground station at Hackney Central on the North London Line, including the construction of a second entrance.

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    Rail Business UK

    London Overground completes introduction of Class 710 EMUs


    UK: The last two of 54 Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have entered service with London Overground, the operator has announced. Bombardier Transportation’s Derby plant supplied 45 of the 120 km/h Class 710 EMUs under a contract awarded in mid-2015 and further a nine ordered in December ...

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    Metro Report International

    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus


    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. Up ...

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    Metro Report International

    Class 710 EMUs deployed on London Overground Liverpool Street routes


    Class 710 liverpool st Overground UK: London Overground began using Class 710 electric multiple-units on its routes from London Liverpool Street on March 3. The Aventra EMUs being built by Bombardier Transportation in Derby are replacing the oldest rolling stock operating on the routes ...

  • London Overground Class 710 EMU (Bombardier Transportation)
    Rail Business UK

    London Overground Aventra maintenance contract to run to 2035


    UK: Bombardier Transportation is to continue to maintain the London Overground Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-unit fleet until July 2035, under an agreement with Transport for London which has moved the break point in the manufacturer’s servicing contract from July 2025 to July 2035. Bombardier said the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation


    UK: A few days ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline for ensuring compliance with tighter accessibility standards, the Department for Transport has granted limited dispensations for operators to keep in service for up to one year trains which do not meet the TSI-PRM requirements.

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    Rail Business UK

    London Overground to provide Boxing Day services


    UK: A Boxing Day service is to be provided on part of the London Overground network for the first time this year, Transport for London announced on October 2. On December 26 trains will run from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon and from Clapham Junction to ...

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    London & Croydon, United Kingdom: urban area rail network map

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.
    Metro Report International

    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding


    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...

  • Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.
    Metro Report International

    London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete


    UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required for regular services, replace the fleet of two-car DMUs that operated the ...