TfL unveils upgrades on last phase of Overground

By Kay Lockett on September 24, 2010 11:55 AM |


Upgrade work on the final phases of the London Overground has been announced by Transport for London and Network Rail.

It will see closures on the line between Stratford and Gospel Oak from December 18-24 and Richmond to Stratford from December 27 to January 3.

The work is part of an upgrade project to increase capacity on London Overground services due to be delivered by May 2011.

The upgrade work involves the testing and expanding of the signalling systems and completing the refurbishment of several stations. When the complete upgrade is finished, London Overground aims to run more frequent services with longer trains.

Services from Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford will run four times per hour all day every day.

There will be six trains per hour between Willesden Junction and Camden Road and eight trains per hour between Camden Road and Stratford.

Andrew Munden, Network Rail route director, said: "This project will provide vital additional capacity in time for the Olympic Games and help meet growing demand on this busy commuter line, supporting economic growth across vast swathes of London."

The improvement work is part of an upgrade that will see more than 200 signals, seven kilometres of track and 69 sets of points improved and 30 station platforms lengthened.


Richard said:

We also need extra capacity on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, and more frequent trains.