London's First Orbital Railway OpenedMonday 10th December 2012
An extension to the London Overground has been officially opened this morning creating London's first orbital railway.
The new route links Clapham Junction and Canada Water, with the track south-west of Surray Quays station, connecting the East London line section of London Overground with existing track to the north east of Queen’s Road Peckham.
It will offer better access to parts of the Capital and will see journey times between south and east London significantly improved.
Howard Smith, Chief Operating Officer of London Rail, including London Overground, DLR and Croydon’s trams, has told us it will make a big difference to people in the area
"A whole group of people will be able to make either local journeys around south London or make journeys across London without going through the middle of London - and save themselves a bit of time and money."
It's the final part of a £1.5 billion investment to improve the London Overground.
The new stations connecting Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction are:
- Queens Road Peckham
- Peckham Rye
- Denmark Hill
- Clapham High Street
- Wandsworth Road