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London Overground, East London


London Overground, East London

Prima Uno assisted Transport for London (TfL) and Parsons Brinkerhoff plan and programme the £1 billion project.

  • 3.5km of new or refurbished viaduct running north from Whitechapel to Dalston Junction
  • 3.2km south of Whitechapel to Surrey Quays through Brunel’s Thames tunnel
  • Existing 2.1km at grade section between Surrey Quays and New Cross Gate stations.
  • Work also involves new stations at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton and Shoreditch High Street; refurbishing former Tube stations at Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays; procurement of 44 trains − 20 for the East London Line, 24 for the North London Line.

The East London line project is British railway engineering in London, managed by Transport for London

The project has a budget of £1 billion.  The project involves extending the East London Line (formerly part of the London Underground network) and making it part of the mainline London Overground network. This is being done by re-opening sections of disused railway line and by converting track electrified by the third-rail system, signaling, lineside signage and communication systems, etc. to mainline standards. New rolling stock has been introduced and four new stations have been built along the route, with possibly a fifth to be added later.

The work, costing around £1 billion, began in 2005 and is taking place in two phases, due for completion in 2010 and 2012. The first phase is now complete, and a full service began on 23 May 2010 from Dalston Junction via the historic Thames Tunnel under the River Thames and along part of the Brighton Main Line to West Croydon and Crystal Palace. Trains also go to New Cross for the South Eastern Main Line.

Phase 1 of the ELLP project involved the extension of the original line at its northern and southern ends. The northern extension runs from Whitechapel to Highbury & Islington, connecting with the North London Line; in late May 2010 this section became operational as far as Dalston Junction, and completion is due by May 2011. The southern extension of phase 1 from New Cross Gate to Crystal Palace and West Croydon was completed in 2010 and full service began in May 2010.