Happy 10th birthday London Overground and let’s hope you continue to grow in the years ahead – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has today congratulated the London Overground on its 10th birthday.


In the last 10 years over one billion customer journeys have been made on London Overground and it has proven to be one of the most reliable train operators in the country.

Commenting on its 10 years of existence Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The London Overground is one of London’s success stories.  Passengers numbers have soared from 33 million in 2008/09 to more than 189 million in 2016/17.

“Its popularity is based on providing a far better train service than most other train operators.

“One very distinctive service it provides is that every station is staffed from the first to very last train every day.  That makes stations safer places for passengers and ensures that a ‘turn up and go’ service can exist for disabled people.

“Yet while today is a day to celebrate we should also recognise that the success of the London Overground could benefit hundreds of thousands more train users.  Devolving more London metro lines to TfL would expand London Overground to the capital and benefit thousands of more passengers.”

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