East London Line extension to be ready for 2010

The Mayor has announced that the long-awaited East London Line Extension will be ready for 2010. This will form phase 1 of the project, extending north to Dalston and south to Crystal Palace and Croydon. The news is intended as a boost to the London 2012 Olympic bid, as the line would provide extra transport infrastructure for the games (although none of the stops are particularly near to the proposed Olympic Park near Stratford).

Hackney will finally get its tube!