Commuters on the North London line branch of London Overground (between Richmond and Stratford) will soon have some relief from the rampant rush-hour overcrowding: from this week, four-car trains will gradually be introduced on the line. Since the new air-conditioned fleet launched in July last year, the trains been run in three-car configurations, hence the additional carriage will mean a lot more room to spread out in during peak services. Commuters on the East London line have enjoyed four-car luxury since the service launched in April this year. In other Overground news, nostalgists (and, perhaps, masochists) may be interested to learn that the last of the old Silverlink trains which have run the line since the 1970s will be taken out of service this week.
Four-Car Trains Come To London Overground
Last Updated 13 September 2010