London Overground

London Overground
OwnerTransport for London
LocaleLondon, Greater London
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines10
Number of stations112
Daily ridership135 million
Began operation2007
Operator(s)Arriva & MTR
System length123.6 km (76.8 mi)
Track gaugeStandard
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London Overground train in the City of London.

The London Overground[1] (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.



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.[2] In the autumn 2011 National Passenger Survey, London Overground received an overall satisfaction rating of 92%, a 7% improvement on the previous survey.[3]


  1. "Introducing London Overground - a new era for London Rail". Transport for London. 2006-09-05. Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2009-07-12. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Gwyn, Topham. "Clean, reliable and integrated: all change for neglected rail services in London". The Guardian.
  3. "National Passenger Survey Autumn 2011 Main Report" (PDF). Passenger Focus. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.