Friday, 10 October 2008

ELLX Delays?

Overground Map
Originally uploaded by MackenzieBlu
I got the new copy of Rail today and inside it is the TfL "London Rail delivering for the capital" free booklet. It talks about the new 378s, DLR trains and some of the future plans.

What I found most interesting is what it said in a new map of the planned network. As we all know the East london Line (ELL) is to re-open in 2010 all the way to Dalston Junction. When it does the line which serve West Croydon and Crystal Palace as well. Well that was the plan. With the link between Dalston and Highbury & Islington opening in 2011.

Heres a map Tfl have produced in 2007.

Now what turned up in this booklet is that the line from Shoreditch High Street south opens as the East London Railway (ELR) in 2010. the big change is that the link bewteen Shoreditch High Street and Dalston junction is now delayed and wont be open until the 2011 along with the link from Dalston to Highbury & Islington.

According to the TfL website page ( the following is still the case.

"By June 2010, the line will run from Dalston Junction in the north to New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon in the south. By February 2011 we will have extended it to Highbury & Islington."

I have emailed TfL Overground today asking what the offical position is as it could be an error on the map (Dalston Junction is missing its wheelchair circle and Imperial Wharf isn't located on the Overground line but in the Thames!). Hopefully I will be able to update this soon.

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