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Thursday, 30 July 2009

New trains on the London Overground

The first new London Overground trains entered service this week on the North London Line which runs through Dalston Kingsland.

They are in operation from Monday to Friday at selected times. More will be rolled out on the North London Line and on the extended East London Line when it is reopened next year with new stations in Hackney at Shoreditch, Haggerston, Hoxton and Dalston Junction.

The trains will have more space for passengers, improved CCTV and air conditioning. With three carriages, they will be able to carry almost 500 people – an eight per cent increase compared to the old ones.

The Labour Mayor of Hackney - Jules Pipe has been campaigning for four years for better public transport for Hackney and the imrovements to the East and North London lines will help to transform Hackney's connections to the rest of London.

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