- 20 Oct 2014
- Up and down the south WCML (mostly)
I've been saying for years that I see little point in running Overground between Queens Park and Euston, as both intermediate stations are a stone's throw from Underground stations. Getting rid of this would allow the DC lines to become totally Underground and the platforms could be lowered for level boarding (possibly excluding Watford High Street to make allowance for Croxley Link). It would also remove the shortest trains (and the inconvenient third rail) from Euston which will be under more capacity pressure during and after HS2 conversion. The tracks between Queens Park and Primrose Hill could become long loops for freight heading across London.
That would be good for operational convenience but any suggestion of it brings outrage - the service as it is is extremely popular.