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Fares fall as Overground follows Underground

PUBLISHED: 16:46 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 05 October 2010

RAIL fares have bucked the usual annual rise for some passengers and have come down on the new Overground network, soon to be extended through London's East End. Fares on the North London Line which was taken over by Transport for London in November to form the first part of the new network are being simplified to match Underground fares.

RAIL fares have bucked the usual annual rise for some passengers and have come down on the new Overground network soon to be extended through the East End.

Fares on the North London Line through Hackney from Stratford to Richmond, which was taken over by Transport for London in November to form the first part of the new network, are being simplified to match Underground fares.

The reductions are due to Oyster 'pay as you go' cards being introduced on Overground services and the move away from a National Rail to Transport for London's charging structure.

A standard single ticket from Dalston-Kingsland to Stratford, for example, is down from £2 to £1.50. The new fares began on Sunday (May 18).

The Overground is also taking over the former East London Line from Whitechapel to New Cross which closed before Christmas for rebuilding and extending. The line is being pushed out through Shoreditch and Dalston to join the expanded Overground in 2010.


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