Railways geeks will be thrilled to hear London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge station on Easter Sunday.
Operating all day on March 31, the rare Overground service between London Bridge and West Croydon is needed because of Network Rail engineering works.
Maintenance work would have meant no trains to or from London Bridge operating through the Sydenham corridor on Easter Sunday so Transport for London (TfL) is giving disrupted travellers a helping hand.
But TfL bosses have said this is unrelated to the possible introduction of a permanent London Overground service to London Bridge.
This is one solution TfL has previously considered to alleviate crowding along the Sydenham corridor in the long term.
Rory O’Neill, TfL’s General Manager for London Overground, said: “We are operating services between West Croydon and London Bridge station on Sunday 31 March due to planned Network Rail engineering works.
“A decision to operate services temporarily to London Bridge was made because no other operator will be running on the Sydenham corridor into this station on the Easter Sunday, so this was vital to ensure south Londoners continue to have easy access to central London.
“We have no current plans to start serving London Bridge station on a permanent basis but do keep services under review to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our customers.”