A passenger who tried to stop 5 men harassing a woman who was travelling alone on a train has been attacked and left with a broken nose.
Police have released CCTV images of five men they are trying to find.
Transport for London is to take over the running of some mainline rail services and stations.
From around 2015, TfL will be responsible for some West Anglia routes from Liverpool Street station in London to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford.
The route includes 25 stations, with TfL taking over 23 of them. Liverpool Street and Chingford stations will remain the responsibility of Network Rail or Greater Anglia.
Improvements made by TfL will include improved reliability and security and better passenger information.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said today: "You only have to look at the success of London Overground to see how TfL taking over this commuter service will transform the journey for passengers.
"It will also open up the north-east of London and drive jobs and growth in Tottenham and beyond."
The British Transport Police are asking for help to trace three men who attacked a family on board a train. The family of four got on the train at Liverpool Street on August 18th. The men also got on and began to abuse the family which then led to an attack.
All four family members required hospital treatment. The men got off the train at Manor Park station. Anyone with information is asked to contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
National Rail is reporting delays of up to 40 minutes between Cambridge/ Stansted Airport / Hertford East and London Liverpool Street.
They say it is being caused by overhead wire problems at Northumberland Park.