London Trains Transport for London operates the rail services overground on six train routes throughout London.
What is London Overground?
Overground is a rail network service which connects the suburban region to the Capital. in 2007, they have launched the service in order to connect the central London to the areas outside London. Currently, the Arriva Rial London manages the network for TFL London. Therefore, separate from the famous London Tube, tourists and visitors can also use the London Overground Trains. This extensive rail network offers to travel across the city beyond the Tube zones. Places such as Hampton Court and Windsor are all-time favourites to travel to and best viewed from above the ground. The overground rail services crisscross the city and extend beyond the Tube Underground network. Most lines connect efficiently with the Tube and all of them accept payments by the Oyster card, Visitor Oyster card, contactless payment card, and Travelcard.
London Overground Services
Transport for London operates the rail services overground on six train routes throughout London. There are other modes of public transport but nothing beats the overground train journey and you can plan your journey by using the available TFL London Journey Planner.
There are no worries when using the service. The National Rail Enquiries offers all tourists with detailed information about the rail services in London. They have timetables, fares, and the routes covered available directly at the following link. You can even take an overground train directly from the airport in London. The major rail system connects the city centre with Greater London and beyond with the following London Trains:
- Southern Railway
- London Overground
- Greater Anglia
- South Eastern Railway
- South West Trains
- Chiltern Railways
- London Midland
How do you pay for London overground?
You can use your payment cards on all the Trains overground and on most of the National Rail services in zones 1 to 9. However, you cannot use your contactless, Travelcard, Visitor Oyster card, or Oyster card on the Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, or Heathrow Express. Here you can see the TFL website for further details.
Does London Overground cost more?
The costs and charges are like Underground rates on Oyster. Because the service has the same TFL zone prices. Therefore, it won’t cost you more.
Access to Train station
Accessing the train station platforms are like the Tube and normally involve stairs. In addition, for those with disabilities, you can arrange with the train operating company to help assistance at the station.
While the larger London Trains mainline also has left luggage facilities available and the Excess Baggage Group offers all tourists a baggage forwarding facility at the following stations: Paddington, King’s Cross, Euston, St Pancras International, Waterloo, Victoria, Charing Cross, and Liverpool stations. For more information, you can see the Left Luggage Facilities.