North London line

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The North London line (NLL) is a railway line which passes through the inner suburbs of west, north-west and north London, England between Richmond in the south-west and Stratford in the east, avoiding central London.wikipedia
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North London Railway

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Although much of it originated as part of the North London Railway, the current route is the result of a series of amalgamations, closures and reopenings, and has a mix of third-rail and overhead electrical power supply.
The main east to west route is now part of London Overground's North London Line.

London Overground

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It remains heavily used by freight services in addition to the main London Overground (LO) service. The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service.
The proposal from Barren was for several overlapping services mainly using the North London line, generally at 20-minute intervals.

North London Line City Branch

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The City Branch was a short spur of the North London Line allowing direct access from the east-west main route of the North London Railway to the terminus at Broad Street in the City of London.

Royal Victoria Dock

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It was also the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network via the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway section of what is now the North London Line.

Railway electrification in Great Britain

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Although much of it originated as part of the North London Railway, the current route is the result of a series of amalgamations, closures and reopenings, and has a mix of third-rail and overhead electrical power supply.
With the closure of Broad Street, the North London Line was joined with the Stratford to North Woolwich line; this was electrified with third rail and overhead line as far as Stratford, third rail to North Woolwich.

Hounslow Loop Line

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It provides access to the North London Line for freight services both passing through to the north east and connecting to the rail network to the south west.

Silverlink

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The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service.

Docklands Light Railway

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The trackbed of the southern part of the branch, from Poplar to Bow, was used for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) branch to Stratford. On 10 December 2006, the former Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway line between Stratford and North Woolwich was closed to allow building between and of a Docklands Light Railway line to Stratford International.
In addition to the three-car station extensions, part of which was funded from the 2012 Olympics budget, a line was opened from Canning Town to Stratford and Stratford International railway station along the former North London Line of the national railway system, with additional stations.

British Rail Class 416

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These were succeeded by Southern Region Class 416 EMU for a short period, these units being allocated to Selhurst depot in south London.
In the 1980s some 2 EPB units were used on the North London Line between Richmond and North Woolwich; these units being equipped with window bars.

Crossrail

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Instead, the section will become part of Crossrail's branch to (opening 2019).
In the east, the line splits at, with one branch running over the existing Great Eastern Main Line via to, and the other branch running through then emerging from the tunnel at Custom House on a disused part of the North London Line, and continuing under the River Thames to.

Richmond station (London)

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In addition to the primary - Richmond service, there were services that linked Broad Street with and on the Watford DC line.
Richmond, also known as Richmond (London), is a National Rail station in Richmond, Greater London on the Waterloo to Reading and North London Lines.

London Underground

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Between Richmond and Gunnersbury, London Underground's District line shares tracks with London Overground services; the entire route is owned and maintained by Network Rail.
In 2007, as part of the planning for the transfer of the North London line to what became London Overground, TfL proposed re-extending the Bakerloo line to.

British Rail Class 378

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Class 416 trains were in turn succeeded by Class 313 EMUs, which worked the route until 2010 when London Overground introduced Class 378 Capitalstar four-car dual-voltage electric trains compatible with both 750 V DC third-rail and 25 kV AC overhead power sources, and all of these units were by 2017 operating in 5-car formations to address the additional demand on the route.
The deal between Bombardier and Transport for London was initially for a total of 152 individual cars costing some £223 million, with deliveries beginning in September 2008, when two trains underwent a 14-week test on the North London line.

King George V DLR station

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The section south of Canning Town was not used by the DLR, as it is largely duplicated by the DLR King George V branch.
The station replaced North Woolwich railway station on the North London Line and is named after King George V Dock nearby in the London Borough of Newham.

North and South Western Junction Railway

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After Broad Street closed in 1986 the N&SWJR line carried North London Line services between Richmond and in east London.

Watford DC line

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The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service. In addition to the primary - Richmond service, there were services that linked Broad Street with and on the Watford DC line. These had all been replaced by the early 1960s with dedicated short-wheelbase trains (shared with the Watford DC line) built by the Southern Region at Eastleigh (using underframes built at Ashford) from 1957 which were later designated by British Railways as Class 501.
This was done in the early twentieth century with conductor rails (for compatibility with the London Underground's four-rail system and the now AC/DC-split semi-orbital North London Line).

London Crosslink

The service was called London Crosslink and ran up to five times a day at roughly two-hourly intervals.
London Crosslink was a passenger train service operated by Anglia Railways between Norwich and Basingstoke, using the North London Line to bypass central London.

Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway

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On 10 December 2006, the former Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway line between Stratford and North Woolwich was closed to allow building between and of a Docklands Light Railway line to Stratford International.
Until then Broad Street was the eastern terminus of the CrossTown LinkLine, today the North London Line.

West London line

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The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service.
In the late 1970s, the Greater London Council began to revitalise the North London Line, incorporating it onto the Tube Map in 1977 as a white line with black borders marked "British Rail" and electrifying the route from Dalston to Woolwich in 1985.

British Rail Class 313

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Class 416 trains were in turn succeeded by Class 313 EMUs, which worked the route until 2010 when London Overground introduced Class 378 Capitalstar four-car dual-voltage electric trains compatible with both 750 V DC third-rail and 25 kV AC overhead power sources, and all of these units were by 2017 operating in 5-car formations to address the additional demand on the route.
Silverlink inherited 23 units, mainly operated as Silverlink Metro on the North London, West London and Watford DC Lines, and they were regulars on the St Albans Abbey–Watford Junction branch line between 1988 and 2007, when the Silverlink franchise ended.

Stratford International station

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On 10 December 2006, the former Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway line between Stratford and North Woolwich was closed to allow building between and of a Docklands Light Railway line to Stratford International. In December 2006, as with the Poplar branch (see above), the line between Stratford and North Woolwich was permanently closed to make a way for a future DLR extension from to Stratford International (opened February 2011).
The Docklands Light Railway extension to Stratford International consists of a short new line from Stratford International to Stratford station, then continues along the former North London Line route between and, stopping at Stratford High Street (on the site of the original Stratford Market railway station), Abbey Road, and Star Lane before joining the existing DLR branches from Canning Town to Woolwich Arsenal (during weekday peak hours only) and Beckton.

Gospel Oak to Barking line

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The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service.
The line is heavily used by freight as it provides part of an orbital route around London, connecting with many radial routes and the North London Line at Gospel Oak.

Victoria Park railway station (England)

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The track to Old Ford was subsequently lifted in the early 1980s but the track to Stratford was put back into revived passenger use in 1979, and a few months later Hackney Wick station on the North London Line opened a short distance to the east.

Anglia Railways

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In 2000, Anglia Railways started a service between and, utilising parts of the North London line.
With funding from the Strategic Rail Authority's Rail Partnership Funding, Anglia introduced a new experimental service from the Great Eastern Main Line via the North London Line to Basingstoke branded London Crosslink.

British Rail Class 501

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These had all been replaced by the early 1960s with dedicated short-wheelbase trains (shared with the Watford DC line) built by the Southern Region at Eastleigh (using underframes built at Ashford) from 1957 which were later designated by British Railways as Class 501.