Overground Services to Enfield Town

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st October 2020.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

Are there any plans to increase the frequency of London Overground services to Enfield Town? Has the possibility of a shuttle from Enfield Town to Seven Sisters been explored to boost capacity?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The possibility of a shuttle service from Enfield Town to Seven Sisters has been considered previously as a way of increasing peak service capacity to and from Enfield Town. However, as this proposal would require additional trains which Transport for London (TfL) does not currently have funding to procure, there are no active plans to take this proposal forward at this time.

TfL is considering whether extra services could be provided to Enfield Town during off-peak periods when more trains are available. This proposal would increase London Overground service frequencies from two to three trains per hour between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town, and Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, during off peak periods.

However, as TfL anticipates that ongoing demand for public transport may be lower than pre-COVID-19, the affordability and value for money of this proposed enhancement is uncertain in the current environment. TfL therefore cannot commit to its implementation at this stage.