East London line
The East London line is part of the London Overground network. It runs from north to south through East London. The railway was built in 1869 by the East London Railway Company. It reused the Thames Tunnel which was built for horse-drawn carriages. The line became part of the London Underground network in 1933. It closed on 22 December 2007 for refurbishment and expansion. In April 2010, it reopened as part of the London Overground network. Phase 2, which links the line to the South London line with a terminus at Clapham Junction, opened on 9 December 2012. This created an orbital railway around inner London.
Orbital railway[change | change source]
The orbital railway includes the following routes:
- East London line from Highbury & Islington to Surrey Quays
- South London line from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction
- West London line from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction
- North London line from Willesden Junction to Highbury & Islington
References[change | change source]
- "East London Line alternative transport strategy update" (PDF). London Underground. 27 November 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2006.
- "First train runs on East London Railway". Railnews. Stevenage. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "Clapham Junction to Surrey Quays | Transport for London". Archived from the original on 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2012-11-06.