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April 13, 2015

TfL invites bids to operate London Overground services for next concession period

The UK's Transport for London (TfL) has invited bids to operate London Overground services from November next year.

By Samseer M

The UK’s Transport for London (TfL) has invited bids to operate London Overground services from November next year.

Under the new 2016 concession, TfL is planning to introduce new trains, higher frequency services and a continuing programme of station upgrades.

This new contract will also include options to provide an all-night service at weekends and to extend Gospel Oak to Barking line services to Barking Riverside in 2019.

"Customers can look forward to new air-conditioned, walkthrough trains, which will start operating from 2018."

TfL London Rail director Jonathan Fox said: "At end of May, we will take over the running of local services out of Liverpool Street station to north east London, which will also come under the new concession.

"Customers can look forward to new air-conditioned, walkthrough trains, which will start operating from 2018, and will benefit from stations being staffed at all times when trains are running."

According to TfL, the new operator will be responsible to support these improvements and also expected to continue to enhance London Overground’s performance levels. The operators can register their bid until mid-May.

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London Overground services are currently operated by London Overground Rail Operations (LOROL).

As part of this new development, bidders will be shortlisted this summer followed by a competitive bidding stage with the new contract award in summer 2016.

The new concession contract will be for an initial period of 7.5 years with an option to extend up to two years at TfL’s discretion.

Meanwhile, TfL also said that the services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield will join the TfL transport network next month as part of the introduction of Crossrail.

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