Video: Secrets Of The Overground Part 2

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 37 months ago
Video: Secrets Of The Overground Part 2

In a follow up to our popular Secrets of the Underground series, we’ve finally gone all-out orange, taking an in-depth took at the other line on the tube map — the London Overground.

In this video (the second of two parts) we discover the legacy of the Brunels, seek out the Overground's 'ghost stations' (there are quite a few) and find more one-a-day trains.

Watch Part 1 of Secrets of the Overground here. And why not subscribe to our YouTube channel to be first to see our videos.

Last Updated 22 May 2015

Dave K

Some great info there Geoff. A lot of those old station I didn't realised existed! I like the small link to Battersea too.


I thought the Thames Tunnel was designed for horse drawn carts to carry freight between the docks either side of the river. It was only when they ran out of money it became a foot passenger only.


Brilliant! I love stuff like this :-)

Rob, Peckham

I think there is another missing station - Brixton East. They have looked at reopening it but think it would cost too much. A shame, because it's mad that the overground should go through a major centre like Brixton and not stop. Also it would provide an invaluable connection to the Victoria line.

Brian Cooper

Annoyingly, although London Overground trains pass through Brixton right above the current station and a few metres from the Victoria line terminus, there used to be two Brixton stations, Brixton West between Ferndale Road and Pulross Road, just west of where they intersect (on satellite view maps there's a short section of greenery north of the track) and East Brixton ( It is madness (and incredibly frustrating) not to reopen one while there's no new station.