Key commuter rail services taken over by TfL

Transport for London is looking at increasing frequencies. Pic: TfL

Transport for London is looking at increasing frequencies. Pic: TfL

Trains between Liverpool Street station and Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford will be taken over by Transport for London this weekend. This could mean more frequent trains arriving at Hackney stations along the route.

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) announced that passengers are set to benefit from cheaper fares and more frequent trains when the key commuter rail out of Liverpool Street currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia joins TfL.

Transport for London confirmed for Eastlondonlines that they would be “looking at increasing the frequency of trains.”

On Sunday 31 May the services on these lines will become part of the London Overground. This will result in lower pay-as-you-go fares on many of these routes. It is currently predicted that some fares will fall by as much as 40 per cent.

Check the map of routes affected clicking here.

The Managing Director of London Rail, Mike Brown, said: “We are very pleased to take over responsibility for these routes into and out of Liverpool Street and, over time, look forward to improving the services for the passengers using them.

“Just as on London Underground, people will see staff at our stations at all times when trains are running – providing reassurance to the public as well as a turn up and go service for disabled customers. Passengers will also benefit from new fares which, in the most cases, will save them money, with Oyster and contactless payment continuing to provide the best value.”

Stephen Locke, Chair of London TravelWatch, said: “Passengers will benefit from the service improvements that have been promised which overall will give passengers better value for money and strengthen the case for further devolution of rail services to the Mayor of London.”


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