Posted byTalk LondonAdministrator 22nd Nov 2013The completion of tracks between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction has created a new outer london orbital rail route, which opened on Sunday 9 December. This has been referred to as the 'M25 of rail' and opens up new connections for many - allowing, for example, a journey from Dalston junction to Clapham junction in just 3 minutes. What's next for rail travel in London? What would you like to see? 3 Comments 0 3 years ago (2:04 PM)To join this discussion please register or log in Comments: johnlyons121 3 years 11 months ago I'd like to see the Oyster Card log for any passenger who touched in at Dalston Junction then touched out at Clapham Junction three minutes later. Let's add, say, two minutes' waiting time and a minutes' walking time between the train and the Oyster Card readers. That's six minutes end-to-end. Do you really think that's possible? laribo 3 years 10 months ago I'd like to see an improvement in west London The existing services are slow and unreliable coming into west London Crossrail is a long way away, can we improve current services? Perhaps London Overground could take over the existing FGW service michael_FH 3 years 1 month ago This route isn't really the outer london orbital rail route. That honour in South London belongs to the link from New Cross Gate to Clapham Junction via Crystal Palace, it also has the advantage of linking London Bridge with Victoria. I would like to see TfL taking control of this route and running it as part of the Overground system, with more of the current Dalston-Crystal Palace services extended to Victoria. This would also help provide capacity on the railway when Crystal Palace is rebuilt by a Chinese billionaire. I would also like to see the timetable adjusted so that every second train south at Canada Water goes via New Cross Gate. At present there are a number of times in the day when services to New Cross (virtually empty) are followed by Clapham trains before a West Croydon or Crystal Palace service arrives and gets very overcrowded.