New map shows how more and more of London's rail network will be controlled by TfL

Overground worker tweeted out the image

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A new map has shown Transport for London’s creeping control of the capital.

Images of the map, tweeted yesterday by London Overground worker Ben Mathis, show a number of National Rail services have been absorbed by London’s transport network.

These appear to include lines between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt and Chingford, as well as between Romford and Upminister – a line that was run by Greater Anglia. All of these lines have turned orange.

Meanwhile, the main service line between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield (Essex) has turned a dark blue – similar to the Piccadilly line – from a dotted grey line in a foretaste of Crossrail.

Until it is taken over by the rail company in 2018, the new line will be branded TfL rail.

A Transport for London spokesperson confirmed the map’s changes to The Independent and added that it was “no surprise” that the new map had been leaked, as TfL were rolling out the new maps in the course of the coming weeks.

The changes are due to take effect from 31 May.

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