East London Line has started running

DJunction©DA13: Dalston Junction station (rear) Under-used pavement in Dalston London E8 170813 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Down the Ditch: shiny station awaits Dalstoners travelling south to Shoreditch

DALSTON JUNCTION, above, now has trains running out of it.

To a background of Bollywood dancing, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, today Tuesday 27 April 2010 opened the East London Line (map), surprising ex-Mayor Ken Livingstone, who had wanted at least to share the credit.  

A 07.05-20.00 service is running from E8 to New Cross every five minutes. The official opening is still planned for Sunday 23 May 2010; at least, so says Transport for London.

The plan is then to extend the service to its full South London glory: the end of the line will be West Croydon, which anyone from the other quarters of No 1 City will agree has a certain logic.

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