Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the London Overground will be getting a major update. 

The change will see services on the network receive individual line names and colours to make the network easier to navigate.

Services on the Overground will now be called: Lioness, Mildmay, Windrush, Weaver, Suffragette and Liberty.

Discussing the update to the TfL service, Mr Khan said: "This is a hugely exciting moment, transforming how we think about London’s transport network.

“Giving each of the Overground lines distinct colours and identities will make it simpler and easier for passengers to get around."

How do the new London Overground line names and colours work?

So you don't get confused by the new names and colours, we've created a full breakdown of each Overground service affected. 

The rebranding will be rolled out over a week in the autumn.

Below you can find out the new names of the lines and why the names were chosen.

The names and colours for London Overground lines will be:

The Lioness line between Euston and Watford Junction (yellow).
This honours the England women’s football team winning Euro 2022 at Wembley, which is on the line.

The Mildmay line between Stratford and Richmond/Clapham Junction (blue).
The Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch specialises in treating patients with HIV-related illnesses.

The Windrush line between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction/New Cross/Crystal Palace/West Croydon (red).

The name honours the Windrush generation, who came to the UK from the Caribbean to fill labour shortages after the Second World War. The line runs through areas with communities linked to the Caribbean.


London Overground faces major change as Sadiq Khan makes announcement

The Weaver line between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt/Enfield Town/Chingford (maroon). The line runs through areas known for the textile trade.

The Suffragette line between Gospel Oak and Barking Riverside (green).
This is in tribute to the movement that fought for votes for women. Barking was home to suffragette Annie Huggett, who lived to 103.

The Liberty line between Romford and Upminster (grey).
This celebrates how Havering, which the line runs through, historically had more self-governance through being a royal liberty.