April 2010

East London Line will open on 14th May 2010

– Trains every 5 minutes between Dalston Junction and Surrey Quays
– 20 new trains
– Four new stations

The East London will be finished on time and within budget and will open on 14th May 2010. The trains that will begin service are brand new, airy and comfortable. Each of the carriages is properly air-conditioned. The stations look absolutely fantastic.

The new line’s most sensational feature, the brand new station at Shoreditch High Street, sits entombed in a developer’s cocoon, so that when the economy picks up, flats, businesses and shops can be built around and upon it.

The East London Line will plug South Hackney into the tube system with connections at Highbury and Islington and Whitechapel. Whitechapel will become the key transport hub in central east London as the Crossrail will pass through it.

Findlay Property’s roving photographer captured the new trains going through some trial runs:

Haggerston Station

Haggerston Station with Haggerston park behind

East London Line looking south towards the canal from Haggerston

East London Line looking south

Capital gains for savvy Irish entrepreneurs

An historian, archaeologist and actor may be an odd combination for the directors of a property management firm, but for Findlay Property, it is working well.

Earlier this year, Irish directors Simon McDonnell, John Walsh and Jean-Paul Van Cauwelaert led a management buyout of the London-based company, which manages residential property in central London for non-resident landlords.


What do you get when you mix an Archaeologist, an Actor and an Historian?

What do you get when you mix an Archaeologist, an Actor and an Historian?