RMT announces Overground strike dates


The RMT union has announced a 48-hour strike by train guards working on the London Overground. The union is opposing plans to remove the guards from the North and West London Lines and convert them to Driver Only Operation. The East London and Euston-Watford lines already operate without guards and the move would standardise operating […]

London Overground guards vote for strike action row over job losses


Train guards working on the London Overground have voted for strike action in a row over job losses. The threat of job cuts emerged after Transport for London asked London Overground Rail Operations, the company which runs Lodon Overground on its behalf, to convert two lines to Driver Only Operation. The East London and Euston-Watford […]

TfL orders 57 new London Overground carriages

Travel Safe officers patrol the London Overground for passenger safety.  Image: MayorWatch

Transport for London has ordered an extra 57 rail carriages as it seeks to meet rising demand the London Overground. Passengers numbers have grown by more than 160% since Transport for London took over the under-performing Silverlink service in 2007. The service is consistently one of the UK’s best performing rail services and scores highly […]

Passenger watchdog renews call for rail devolution

WiFi will be available in ticket halls, corridors and on platforms. Image: MayorWatch

The capital’s passenger watchdog has used the London Overground’s fifth anniversary to renew calls for further rail devolution. The former Silverlink services were transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007, heralding a major investment programme that has brought passengers new trains, additional staffing and more reliable services. As a result of the investment, the […]