London Overground

London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs. Established in 2007 to take over Silverlink Metro routes,[4] it now serves a large part of Greater London as well as the home county of Hertfordshire, with 112 stations on nine different routes.

London Overground
Overview
OwnerTransport for London
LocaleGreater London and Hertfordshire
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines9
Number of stations112 served (81 operated)[1]
Annual ridership189 million[2]
Websitetfl.gov.uk/modes/london-overground/
Operation
Began operation11 November 2007; 13 years ago (2007-11-11)
Operator(s)Arriva Rail London (2016–2024)
Reporting marksLO (National Rail)
Technical
System length167 km (103.8 mi)[3]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification

The Overground forms part of the United Kingdom's National Rail network but it is under the concession control and branding of Transport for London. Operation has been contracted to Arriva Rail London since 2016. TfL assigned orange as a mode-specific colour for the Overground in branding and publicity including the roundel, on the Tube map, trains and stations.[5]