East London line gets long-awaited green light

It's ready, it's steady, and will finally go. Photo: Raptortheangel

Following refurbishments to the tune of £1billion, the East London line is expected to relaunch on 15 April, EastLondonLines can reveal.

A limited passenger service, which TfL refers to as a “live testing operation”, will see a 7am-8pm timetable operating between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. It is understood that a full evening and weekend service will begin on the official 23 May opening date.

There has been no confirmation on the exact pattern of services, but if they conform to initial plans, there will be twelve trains in operation per hour.

Elsewhere, the second phase of the East London line extension, running through Peckham to Clapham Junction, has recently been posted for tender.

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  1. paula arkell April 8, 2010

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