London Overground

Overground Nightmares

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:20

Spare a thought for the staff and passengers of Highbury and Islington station, which is now served by the Night Overground service as well as Night Tube.
When this was first announced, staff and our unions had plenty of issues to raise with management, not least of all minimum numbers, staffing levels, cleaning and emergency procedures. Bear in mind that following a recent uprating, Highbury now has to carry out hourly security checks, and Night Overground has added three platforms to the scope of the checks.

Overground Night Service

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:09

Spare a thought for those staff affected by London Overground's night service, which kicks off tonight.

The Overground stations will be staffed by security guards, if they are staffed at all. And the affected London Underground stations? Who knows? There has been practically zero consultation with our unions about how the stations will deal with the extra demand.

Wot No Overground Staff?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:42

London Overground plans to remove all its staff from stations run by LUL from next month.

At these stations - such as Canada Water and Highbury & Islington - Overground staff are an essential complement to Underground staff, dealing with incidents, last trains, passenger assistance and so on. Taking them away is an unacceptable cut to Overground jobs and an extra workload for Underground staff at those locations.

Management of both companies are in a flap now their plans have been rumbled. We need more staff not fewer - and we can stop this cut!

Water Load Of Rubbish

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:49

Canada Water station (on the Jubilee Line and London Overground) is to be renamed "Buxton Water" for a day on Sunday 26 April, to tie in with Buxton's co-sponsorship of the London Marathon which takes place that day.

This is the first time a Tube station has been named after a commercial sponsor. The wall roundels at Canada Water will all be changed, and special commercially-branded artwork will be added. TfL will be making a nice little profit out of the whole venture - around £110,000.

Overground Guards Strike Back

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 08:44

Two days of solid strike action have seen London Overground guards seriously crank up the momentum of their fight to save their jobs.

There was well-organised picketing at all three booking-on locations - Willesden, Gospel Oak and Stratford - and very little scabbing. At least two drivers refused to cross the guards' picket line. (There is now a minuted agreement that people will not be disciplined for respecting picket lines - remember this when the next strike is held!).

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