Silverlink - North London Line/West London Line - B

Silverlink - B
North London Line
These services ran on the North London line:
  • Richmond (interchange for District line)
  • Kew Gardens (interchange for District line)
  • Gunnersbury (interchange for District line)
  • South Acton
  • Acton Central
  • Willesden Junction (interchange for Bakerloo line, West London Line and Watford DC Line)
  • Kensal Rise
  • Brondesbury Park
  • Brondesbury
  • West Hampstead (interchange for Jubilee line and First Capital Connect)
  • Finchley Road & Frognal
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Gospel Oak (interchange for Gospel Oak - Barking Line)
  • Kentish Town West
  • Camden Road
  • Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
  • Highbury & Islington (interchange for Victoria line)
  • Canonbury
  • Dalston Kingsland
  • Hackney Central
  • Homerton
  • Hackney Wick
  • Stratford (interchange for Central line, Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway, c2c (limited services - early morning, late night and during engineering works only) and National Express East Anglia)
  • West Ham †
  • Canning Town †
  • Custom House †
  • Silvertown †
  • North Woolwich †
† At the end of service on Saturday 9 December 2006 the line between Stratford and North Woolwich closed, as much of the route was duplicated by the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee line, leaving Stratford as the eastern terminus of the North London Line.
West London Line
These services ran via the West London line:
  • Willesden Junction (interchange for North London Line, Watford DC Line and Bakerloo line)
  • Kensington (Olympia) (interchange for District line and Southern)
  • West Brompton (interchange for District line and Southern)
  • Clapham Junction (interchange for South West Trains and Southern)
Shepherd's Bush on the West London Line was due to open under the franchise (with signage in Silverlink colours installed), but platform widening work meant that it finally opened in September 2008 under London Overground management, the signage being replaced with the London Overground roundels by that time.
Watford DC Line
These services ran on the Watford DC line:
  • London Euston (interchange for Northern line, Victoria line and Virgin (West Coast Main Line)
  • South Hampstead
  • Kilburn High Road
  • Queen's Park †
  • Kensal Green †
  • Willesden Junction † (interchange for North London Line and West London Line)
  • Harlesden †
  • Stonebridge Park †
  • Wembley Central † (interchange for Southern during the peaks)
  • North Wembley †
  • South Kenton †
  • Kenton †
  • Harrow & Wealdstone † (interchange for Northampton Line and Southern)
  • Headstone Lane
  • Hatch End
  • Carpenders Park
  • Bushey
  • Watford High Street
  • Watford Junction (interchange for Northampton Line, St Albans Abbey Line, Virgin (West Coast Main Line), Southern)
† = also served by the Bakerloo line.
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
These services ran on the Gospel Oak to Barking line:
  • Gospel Oak (interchange for North London Line)
  • Upper Holloway
  • Crouch Hill
  • Harringay Green Lanes
  • South Tottenham
  • Blackhorse Road (interchange for Victoria line)
  • Walthamstow Queens Road
  • Leyton Midland Road
  • Leytonstone High Road
  • Wanstead Park
  • Woodgrange Park
  • Barking (interchange for District line, Hammersmith & City line and c2c)
Silverlink County
Birmingham Line services ran on the slow lines of the West Coast Main Line. The service was cut back to Northampton in September 2004, with services north of Northampton being transferred to partner operator Central Trains, and some through services remained. (Central Trains, like Silverlink, was a subsidiary of National Express and the operations shared rolling stock.)
  • London Euston (interchange for Watford DC Line and Virgin Trains West Coast and First Scotrail sleeper service)
  • Harrow & Wealdstone (interchange for Watford DC Line and Southern (via West London Line) )
  • Bushey
  • Watford Junction (interchange for Watford DC Line, St Albans Abbey Line, Virgin Trains and Southern)
  • Kings Langley
  • Apsley
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Berkhamsted
  • Tring
  • Cheddington
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Bletchley (interchange for Marston Vale Line)
  • Milton Keynes Central (interchange/terminus for Southern, interchange with Virgin Trains)
  • Wolverton
  • Northampton
Prior to 2004 the service also continued to Birmingham, calling at the following stations:
  • Long Buckby
  • Rugby
  • Coventry
  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street
Abbey Line
These services ran on the Abbey Line
  • Watford Junction (interchange for Northampton/Birmingham services, Virgin West Coast, Watford DC Line and Southern)
  • Watford North
  • Garston
  • Bricket Wood
  • How Wood
  • Park Street
  • St Albans Abbey
Marston Vale Line
These services ran on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley:
  • Bletchley (interchange for Northampton Line)
  • Fenny Stratford
  • Bow Brickhill
  • Woburn Sands
  • Aspley Guise
  • Ridgmont
  • Lidlington
  • Millbrook
  • Stewartby
  • Kempston Hardwick
  • Bedford St Johns
  • Bedford (interchange for First Capital Connect and Midland Mainline)
Silverlink Performance
Silverlink was categorised as a London and South East operator by the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR) and was one of the best performing TOCs in this sector with a PPM (Public Performance Measure) of 90.8% for the last quarter of the financial year 2006/7. Despite these figures, the Silverlink Metro franchise on the North London Line was regarded by frequent travellers as offering a poor service, with extremely congested trains and an unreliable service with some trains cancelled shortly before they were due to arrive. A London Assembly report described the service as "shabby, unreliable, unsafe and overcrowded".
Silverlink Overview
Silverlink Franchise(s): North London Railways
2 March 1997 – 10 November 2007
Silverlink Main Region(s): Greater London
Silverlink Other Region(s): Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire,
Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire
Silverlink Fleet Size: 67
Silverlink Stations Called At: 88
Silverlink Parent Company: National Express
Silverlink Reporting Mark: SS
Silverlink Successors:
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