New London Overground Names Celebrate London’s Wonderful and Varied Cultural Heritage

26th February 2024 / Posted by Katie Smith

As part of a new project to make travel on the London Overground simpler and easier for users, Transport for London have announced names for each of the six overground routes.  

The London Overground network has grown considerably over recent years and today the network covers over 113 stations.  

The lines have been named to celebrate London and its communities and were informed by engagement with various groups including customers, local historians, academics, and transport specialists. 

The new lines, detailed below, will come into effect by the end of 2024. 

  1. The Lioness Line, Watford Junction to Euston: Honouring the legacy and achievements of the England women’s football team.  
  2. The Windrush Line, Highbury & Islington to New Cross/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon: Recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation. 
  3. The Weaver Line, Liverpool Street to Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Chingford: Celebrating an area of London known for its textile trade.  
  4. The Liberty Line, Romford to Upminster: Celebrating the long-standing freedom that is a defining feature of London.  
  5. The Mildmay Line, Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford: Honouring the work of the Mildmay NHS hospital during the HIV/AIDS crisis.  
  6. The Suffragette Line, Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside: Celebrating this movement with its London links, that fought for votes for women and paved the way for womens rights.  

Read more about the line names and the powerful stories behind them: