London Overground - Boxing Day service

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2030
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I warmly welcome the success of the Overground, and note that many Londoners have quickly come to rely on the improved coverage and level of service. Given this, will you require London Overground to operate Boxing Day services as part of the new concession agreement starting in November 2016?

Answer

Answer for London Overground - Boxing Day service

Answer for London Overground - Boxing Day service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL seeks to offer the best service possible to London Overground customers. Running trains on Boxing Day relies on Network Rail (NR) signal boxes being staffed.

TfL will ask bidders for the next London Overground concession to consider how it would operate services on Boxing Day, particularly on Clapham Junction/Richmond to Stratford services. On these lines NR signal boxes are staffed on Boxing Day because of other train services that are operating.

On the rest of the Overground network Boxing Day services would require paying NR to staff its signal boxes. TfL will ask bidders for the new concession to put forward proposals for Boxing Day services on other routes.