South East London to Get Orbitised and Oysterized

By SallyB2 Last edited 111 months ago
South East London to Get Orbitised and Oysterized

1202.elon.jpg That’s Boris-speak for what is in fact a very exciting development in the transport world. Well, in the commuting life of South East Londoners it is anyway. The East London Line Phase Two extension has been approved. Geoff Hoon’s got his cheque book out. A development over which no-one in the know was holding their breath. CrossRail is sucking the life blood out of a lot of other London engineering projects, and has already been blamed for trashing the Cross River Tram, so plans for this extension were very much up in the air. The project will see the City and Islington and Surrey Quays joined up to Clapham via Brixton and Peckham. And it is this latter which will see the most benefit. Exclusive tho’ it is, Peckham would really quite like to be connected to the rest of London. This is all good.


Last Updated 12 February 2009


Not to be a pedant, but while the ELLX phase 2 will pass through Brixton, there will *still* be no station there; apparently a station there would have cost an extra £100m, so it's been omitted for the considerable future.


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This is good news, but rather then dancing in the streets of South London, It is clear one hand giveth; the other hand taketh away. Already the cross river tram has been scrapped and now the South London line is due to be scrapped.It currently runs between Victoria and London Bridge via Battersea Park, Wandsworth Rd, Clapham High Street, Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Queens Rd Peckham and South Bermondsey.

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