Sunday, 9 December 2007

Closure of the East London Line

When I moved to Brockley I didn't really give the East London line a second thought. A bit like the Waterloo and City line, in my eyes, it wasn't really part of the tube network and didn't go anythwhere that useful. I was pinning my transportation hopes on the trains, DLR and buses.

Over the last three and a half years of living on Brockley I have grown to love the East London line. It is regular and dependable and you can use your Oyster card on it, unlike the train network. With easy connections to the Jubilee line it is the south London spring board to anywhere in London.

I took the tube for probably the last time tonight before it closes. I'm fully behind the regeneration of the East London Line, but why oh why does it need to be closed for three years? I could understand a closure for a shorter amount of time or a limited service, but the whole of the line shut for all three years!?!


  1. This is the briefing on the East London Line that members of the Labour Party were given by Len Duval back in April.

    I use it to get to work, and so its closure is going to put me to quite a lot of inconvenience, but hopefully the end result will be worth it.

  2. I am trying to sell a flat by Surrey Quays stop. This is all I need!

  3. Welcome Lilith! At least you still have the Jubilee Line within walking distance. Down here in New Cross we have nothing!