London Overground - night-time running

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3102
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has consideration been given to extending the proposed night-time Overground service to Forest Hill?  If not, will there be?  And what is the scope for enlarging the service in the future?

Answer

Answer for London Overground - night-time running

Answer for London Overground - night-time running

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Night Tube services have been a real success right across the capital, and I was delighted to announce the Night Overground last month. It will provide huge benefits to Londoners and visitors to our city; creating jobs and boosting our economy.

The route between New Cross Gate and Highbury & Islington is served only by London Overground services and mostly managed by Transport for London. This enables 24 hour services to operate at weekends on this section of the network.

The vast majority of the London Overground network, including the route south of New Cross Gate, is operated on Network Rail tracks. These tracks are used by other operators on weekday nights leaving Friday and Saturday nights for Network Rail to carry out maintenance works. This is why there are no current plans to extend London Overground night services south of New Cross Gate.