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Introducing the London Overground

London Overground is the main suburban train network that connects Greater London with the city centre, with train terminals in Euston and Liverpool Street. The network runs a number of routes that can carry passengers throughout the capital, without going directly into the city.

London Overground timetables, live departures, and routes can be found in our journey planner, plus more on oyster card usage, peak times and transport links with London Underground lines.

Peak Hours

Peak Times include trains travelling between 06:30 and 09:30 am and 16:00 and 19:00 pm.

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0343 222 1234

Twitter Customer Help: @LDNOverground

Cycle Policy

Only fully folded bicycles are allowed during peak times.

WiFi

Free WiFi is available at the majority of Overground stations.

First Class

There are no First Class services on the London Overground.

Lost Property

Complete an online inquiry form found on the TfL's website.

London Overground Routes

The London Overground is TfL’s major train service that runs around London borough’s, making it easier for commuters to reach work, without having to get onto busier trains coming from outside the capital. Euston, Liverpool Street, Clapham Junction and Highbury and Islington work as the major stations on the network, enabling passenger’s opportunities to move between the 6 lines on the service, as well as get access to underground lines too. During peak times, London Overground run 4 services an hour on its major routes, allowing commuters regular trains during the busy London rush hour.

London Overground rail fares cost the same as Underground prices on Oyster, as the service also uses the TfL zone price range, making managing your travel costs much easier. Peak times on the Overground are also the same, with prices rising between 06:30 and 09:30 am, with a reduced cost thereafter. Most train services on the Overground tend to end around midnight, with proposals already confirmed for turning parts of the network into a 24-hour service from December 2017, with off-peak prices being used.

London Euston Station

About London Overground


The London Overground service officially began in 2007, when TfL took over the Northern London Railway and introduced it as a commuter route for suburban London residents. From there the network has expanded to create a circle around the city, where today the number of stations total 112.

The train service recorded over 184m passengers in 2016, showing its importance to the TfL rail network. While working under the TfL brand, Arriva Rail London runs the train franchise and is responsible for all operation of the line until at least 2023. More information on the line including travel updates, engineering works, and ticket prices can be found here.

 

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