Travelling at night is going to get easier as London Overground announces an increase in evening services
Londoners are now benefiting from an increase in evening services on the London Overground after growing demand for night term services.
London Overground said that key services will increase by 50 per cent after 10pm as extra trains have been added to a number of routes on the network.
Mike Stubbs, Director of London Overground, said: "This is great news for our customers. The East London line is becoming increasingly popular, particularly at night, with many enjoying what London has to offer.
"To meet this increase in demand we have boosted frequency by 50 per cent on some late night services, significantly increasing capacity."
Specifically, to meet growing demand, services on the East London line have been increased from two to four trains per hour between 22:00 and 23:30, on a number of routes.
The following routes will benefit from increased capacity:
- Dalston Junction to New Cross
- Highbury & Islington to West Croydon
- Highbury & Islington to Crystal Palace
- Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction
The changes, which were introduced this week, come after other improvements were completed at the end of last year, when much of the London Overground network transitioned from four to five carriage trains, increasing capacity by 25 per cent.
Earlier this year Transport for London announced that Arriva will take over from LOROL in November, and support TfL in delivering further improvements under a contract worth £1.5bn.