– 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: