London Overground, the third largest rail operator in the UK, is celebrating 10 years of service on Saturday 11 November 2017. Since its launch in 2007, the London Overground has provided a vital transport link for millions of Londoners, creating an orbital route around inner London and serving 23 of the Capital’s boroughs as well as southern Hertfordshire.
To celebrate the 10 year milestone, TfL is publishing an ‘Out and about on the London Overground’ guide. This showcases a range of sights and attractions which are easily reached by the London Overground, such as Crystal Palace Park, The Warner Bros. Studio Tour near to Watford Junction and The V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
The London Overground launched in 2007, taking over from Silverlink Metro services, with the original network running from Stratford to Richmond, Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction, Euston to Watford Junction and Gospel Oak to Barking. In the past ten years, the network has continued to grow, with three extensions to incorporate extra lines – East London line (2010), South London line (2012) and West Anglia lines (2015).