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The East London Line and its tricky third rail

The East London Line and its tricky third rail

A year ago today the East London Line opened from Dalston to New Cross and ELL was there to witness it.…

London celebrates the first anniversary of the new East London Line – and the future looks bright

London celebrates the first anniversary of the new East London Line – and the future looks bright

Today is the first birthday of the East London Line. The Overground train running from Dalston Junction to New Cross took its first journey on April 27 2010. It was marked with a large celebration lead by Boris Johnson.…

Work starts on Deptford station improvements

Work starts on Deptford station improvements

A long-awaited upgrade of Deptford station was finally launched this week. Lewisham Deptford MP Joan Ruddock joined Network Rail and deputy mayor of Lewisham councillor Alan Smith last Tuesday to announce the start of  work.…

Police use fines in bid to crack down on cyclists

Police use fines in bid to crack down on cyclists

The Police have introduced fines and other measures to stop cyclists jumping red lights and driving dangerously in the traffic. In an operation launched in Hackney last weekend, cyclists were stopped for ignoring road laws and to be given advice on riding safely. The cyclists who had broken the rules…

East Croydon set for major redevelopment

East Croydon set for major redevelopment

Commuters in Croydon are set to benefit from new transport plans that will include extra trams on the Tramlink network and a new entrance at East Croydon station.…

Commuter gets £12,000 of £1m damages claim

Commuter gets £12,000 of £1m damages claim

A Lewisham man who sued London Underground for £1m damages after he was injured by an employee at a ticket barrier, has been awarded just £11,925 compensation.…

On your bike: cyclists fight for their right to ride

On your bike: cyclists fight for their right to ride

In spite of a spate of  deaths and accidents involving cyclists, the latest statistics show that the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on London’s roads has actually fallen by 24 per cent since 2000 while cycling journeys have increased by  117 per cent.…

Trains already running on new Overground extension a week before official opening

Trains already running on new Overground extension a week before official opening

The new London Overground extension between Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington is set to open next week, over two months ahead of schedule. The official opening of the new section is not expected to take place until 28 February, but passengers have reported that limited train services have already…

“A railway doing what it should do” – London Overground leads the way on punctuality

“A railway doing what it should do” – London Overground leads the way on punctuality

London Overground was Britain’s most punctual rail service last month, with 96.4 per cent of trains arriving within five minutes of their scheduled time. The encouraging figures, released by Network Rail, represent the second month running that the service has topped national league tables.…

Old Shoreditch station auctioned for new use

Old Shoreditch station auctioned for new use

The former Shoreditch underground station has been sold by TfL to an anonymous buyer for £665,000.…