Night Overground

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5107
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome the launch of the Night Overground on 15 December. What plans do TfL have to further extend the Night Overground beyond New Cross Gate to Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace and West Croydon?

Answer

Answer for Night Overground

Answer for Night Overground

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are currently no plans to operate Night Overground services on this part of the network. 

London Overground is the only operator on the route between New Cross Gate and Highbury & Islington and most of it is managed by Transport for London (TfL), rather than Network Rail, enabling 24 hour services to operate at weekends on this section of the network.

The route south of New Cross Gate to Crystal Palace and West Croydon, like the vast majority of the London Overground network, is operated on Network Rail tracks. They are therefore used by other operators, for example freight services often operate on weekday nights leaving Friday and Saturday nights and Network Rail often uses this period to undertake maintenance. TfL will continue to keep this under review and discuss options with Network Rail in order to support future economic development in those areas.