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Five-car trains will be installed on the London Overground system from next year.

Addressing the London Assembly transport committee last week, Howard Smith, chief operating officer of London Rail, said the East London line would be the first to benefit.


An easier commute to Canary Wharf awaits south Londoners this winter thanks to the completion of the latest part of the Overground.

Services will connect Clapham Junction to the old East London Line route from December 9 after a series of safety checks on the new track were completed.


Dr Richard Beeching has gone down in history as the most hated civil servant. His "axe" closed miles of railway lines and underused stations.

The aim was to put the rail system into profit by culling loss-making routes.

But the effect was to give 1960s Britain a taste for using their cars.

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The Overground train route linking Stratford with north and west London is doubling the frequency of its services.

The announcement by Transport for London this week, will see four trains per hour at peak times as part of the 2012 Games legacy.


Dalston's Arcola Theatre has relocated to a new home and opened its doors last week for the first performance at the Old Colourworks factory.

Harry Potter star Toby Jones helped launch the new playhouse in Ashwin Street, playing celebrated British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner in the debut production of The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.