A giant hole has appeared along the route of the East London Line extension. Not a physical crevice, mind, but a fiscal one - the spur from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction, set to be constructed once the existing Dalston - Crystal Palace line is completed in 2010, has a £30m shortfall. The Mayor has agreed to meet the cost halfway but is expecting the government to pony up the rest of the cash. Not good news for any Claphamites enjoying a cross-city tryst with Haggerston residents - keep enjoying that journey into the centre and back out again.
Cash Shortfall Shakes East London Line
Last Updated 21 November 2008