East London Line

When will the East London Line ever start?

First one week, then another, slipping delays even though it is a month earlier than anticipated. I spent an hour reading a book by Spitalfield’s farm the other day. 16 trains went past in an hour, it is good to iron out all the teething problems, and there have been enough premature openings when everything collapsed a day or two in.

Alarmingly Shoreditch High Street is a Zone 1 station. This means getting to anywhere is going to cost a lot more for passing through pricey central London, it does make sense being so close to the City, but people won’t be able to skirt Central London.

I also wonder about the line’s capacity, they say there is untapped demand, and with other services so cramped surely four carriages will be stuffed full of commuters. Traffic is good, but  how could they increase capacity.


~ by zeristor on April 23, 2010.

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