Plans to introduce five-car trains on Overground
Plans are in place to introduce five-car trains to meet the demand of the London Overground.
Transport for London (TfL) want to increase the capacity of the service by 25 per cent, with demand increasing since the new link was added at Clapham Junction.
A £320m programme includes the building of longer platforms and an extra 57 carriages by 2015.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "Passenger numbers on our London Overground services have been going through the roof, but this important programme of investment will enable us to provide the extra carriages required for Londoners to take advantage of what has become the most popular suburban railway in the country."
Richard Tracey, assembly member for Wandsworth, said: "The Overground is proving to be incredibly popular - and very punctual and efficient.
"These extra car length trains will take up the extra passengers as the service inevitably grows, along with the further travellers on the new extension from Clapham Junction to Canada Water."