London Overground Train
...An extension of the Underground

Overground Train Intro

The best way to think of the London Overground Train service is as an extension of the London Tube, except above ground. In fact many of the maps that you will see posted at stations or online incoporate both the Tube and Overground.
The urban overground network consists of 5 lines:
  • East London
  • Gospel Oak to Barking
  • North London
  • West London
  • Watford DC Line
  • South London Line (opens 2012)

Insider Tip: Many of the Overground Stations intersect or are very close to Underground stations. Connections are well sign posted

London Overground Map

Firstly, you'll need a map. Overground stations that intersect with the London Underground are clearly marked with the colored line names. It can look a little daunting but in no time you'll see how great it is to only ever be a few minutes walk from a station.

Train Maps are available at all stations, however if you want to take a look before you come, check it out online on the Travel For London website.

London Overground Tube Map

Overground Train Tickets

Oyster Card
Paper tickets for the train are available at stations, however, the most popular way to travel in London is with an 'Oyster Card':
  • Plastic Card similar to a credit card that you can 'pre-load' funds on to
  • Valid for the Tube, Trains & Buses
  • The right fare is automatically deducted from the card
  • Check your balance at any station or 'top up' credit
  • Cheaper than paper tickets
  • No lining up to purchase
To pre-purchase your Oyster Card online and have it shipped to you before you arrive in London, visit the

Travel For London online store.

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