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    Hi!

    I'm currently studying in London and will have to get used to the system here. However, I am quite confused by the transport system... namely the Overground, underground and the DLR. I'm not sure if there's already another thread, but I really want to understand the system a bit more clearly.

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    Hi, as your post is quite vague , tfl.gov.uk should help as all the information you need is there
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    Its really quite simple once you start using it. There maybe one or two small mishaps the first couple of times, but its really very easy. It looks a lot more complicated than it is. It can help to travel with someone who knows the system already at first.
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    What are you confused about exactly?
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    (Original post by clarakimberly)
    Hi!

    I'm currently studying in London and will have to get used to the system here. However, I am quite confused by the transport system... namely the Overground, underground and the DLR. I'm not sure if there's already another thread, but I really want to understand the system a bit more clearly.

    thanks!
    Clara
    would help if you gave us specific questions as there is too much information to just tell you everything
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    Hi, I appreciate the help very much! Pertaining to the system, I could not quite understand why there were so many different train services. I guess like Kabloomybuzz says I'd just have to try it first. Thanks anyway!
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    Well they all serve a different area/route/sector (sort of, there's some overlap). So depending on where you live/are and where you need to go you'll possibly be using one or more of these services. They're certainly different trains but you can just consider them as part of the same massive system that serves the whole of London, much like you would change buses. Good luck and welcome to London!
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    (Original post by clarakimberly)
    Hi, I appreciate the help very much! Pertaining to the system, I could not quite understand why there were so many different train services. I guess like Kabloomybuzz says I'd just have to try it first. Thanks anyway!
    They developed over many years, so they are quite different in name and appearance - for instance, the Overground, formerly known as the East London Line, took over the railway tracks in a lot of the areas that were previously serviced by National Rail commuter trains. The DLR, on the other hand, was constructed quite recently to connect the City with Canary Wharf and then expanded to other parts of East / South East London. The Tube lines have, in some cases, a history if more that a century, such as the service between Farringdon and Paddington stations. However, they are all integrated so with a travel card or an Oyster card, you can switch between them freely (so long as you have the ticket for whatever zone you're in, otherwise you'll be charged extra), so in practise there is very little difference. I hope this helps!


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    (Original post by WillowLeaves)
    They developed over many years, so they are quite different in name and appearance - for instance, the Overground, formerly known as the East London Line, took over the railway tracks in a lot of the areas that were previously serviced by National Rail commuter trains. The DLR, on the other hand, was constructed quite recently to connect the City with Canary Wharf and then expanded to other parts of East / South East London. The Tube lines have, in some cases, a history if more that a century, such as the service between Farringdon and Paddington stations. However, they are all integrated so with a travel card or an Oyster card, you can switch between them freely (so long as you have the ticket for whatever zone you're in, otherwise you'll be charged extra), so in practise there is very little difference. I hope this helps!


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    Your explanation was great but just to add that only part of the Overground used to be the East London line. Where I live it used to be the Silverlink train service.
 
 
 
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