London Overground Naming

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Elly Baker Elly Baker Labour

Can you provide an update on your plans to establish a naming programme for the six London Overground lines?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

In my manifesto for my re-election last year, I committed to launching a programme to give each individual London Overground route its own name and identity. Transport for London have begun to explore this programme and will work collaboratively with my officers in City Hall on it. Work on this project is now in the first stages of development, with TfL able to begin to determine the budget required. As you know, TfL has been under unprecedented funding pressure since the start of the pandemic. The multiple short-term deals provided by Government, rather than the sustained longer-term funding TfL requires, has meant that there have been delays in TfL’s ability to commit budget to new projects.