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Station Capacity On North London Overground Line

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd September 2019.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

What capacity of users do evaluations show the stations between Stratford- Highbury and Islington can safely cope with at peak times?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Station capacity is a function of multiple factors, including how the station is managed, staff numbers, patterns of ticket purchases and train service patterns, station layout and passenger numbers. Staff are trained to monitor overall crowding levels and manage these to ensure that unsafe situations do not develop. One such example is opening ticket gates.

Transport for London (TfL) acknowledges that these stations are often busy but it has worked with partners to consider and implement solutions to improve customer throughput, including:

All passengers using London Overground services on the North London Line will also benefit from a more frequent peak service of 10 trains per hour from December 2019.

TfL will continue to work to identify further options to improve the station environment on this busy section of the North London Line.