The new East London Line is scheduled for completion in May 2010 and will form part of the London Overground network. Passengers will be able to use their Oyster Cards to access the network. Trains are expected to run every 3-5 minutes during peak hours.
The main structures of the bridges over Brick Lane, Shoreditch High Street and the Regent’s Canal are now in place, and well as the intervening viaduct and the approach viaduct which links up with the elevated Victorian brick viaduct. The building of the stations all along the route is clearly in progress and is nearing completion.
The line runs through the heart of Hackney linking Whitechapel (Circle, District, Hammersmith, City and Crossrail), Brick Lane and Dalston Junction. The line will terminate at Highbury & Islington (completion 2011) where passengers will be able to interchange with the Victoria Line.