London Overground facts for kids
Unit 378005 at Canonbury.jpg
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Locale||London, Greater London|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||9|
|Number of stations||112|
|Daily ridership||135 million|
|Operator(s)||Arriva & MTR|
|System length||123.6 km (76.8 mi)|
The London Overground (LO) is a suburban rail service 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.
- 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 to 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.
Images for kids
Class 378 "Capitalstar" unit 378216 departs Gospel Oak with a North London Line service to Stratford. Class 313 and Class 508 units were gradually phased out of London Overground services in favour of these units.
London Overground Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.