Work is set to begin at Willesden Junction station which will help to deliver a 25 per cent capacity increase on the London Overground network.
The platform extension work is part of Transport for London’s (TfL) programme of investment and will enable London Overground trains to be lengthened to five carriages.
TfL’s Director of London Overground, Mike Stubbs, said: “Before we can deliver to passengers a fifth carriage and the benefits of extra space and a more comfortable commute, we need to extend not only the platform at Willesden Junction low level station but also carry out some track work there.
The works are part of a £320m, 25 per cent capacity increase programme across the London Overground network. To accommodate the longer trains, station platforms across the network are being extended, train depots upgraded and expanded, new train stabling facilities built and alterations made to the signalling system.