The East London Line is a former London Underground line. It has now been incorporated into the London Overground line which runs north to south through the East End, Docklands and South areas of London. No current London railway map refers to this line as 'East London Line'.
Built in 1869 by the East London Railway Company, which reused the Thames Tunnel, originally intended for horse-drawn carriages, the line became part of the London Underground network in 1933. After operating for nearly 75 years as part of the Underground network, the line closed in December 2007 for an extensive refurbishment and expansion project, reopening as part of the Overground network in April 2010. Phase 2, which will link the line to the inner South London Line with a terminus at Clapham Junction, is due to be completed after the 2012 Summer Olympics in late 2012.
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... The deal between Bombardier and Transport for London was initially for a total of 152 individual cars costing some £223 million, with deliveries beginning in September 2008, when two trains underwent a 14-week ... The order comprised three additional four-car units for the East London Line, and 24 additional carriages to extend the original 3-car units for the North London Line into 4-car ... In February 2008, TfL announced that the new stock would now be leased by London Overground, rather than purchased directly, from a newly formed ROSCO ...
... In May 2010 the East London Line extension to West Croydon was opened ... This project connects Croydon to the new London Overground rail system and improves Croydon's public transport connections to central and inner east London ... The East London Line extension will be a major contribution to London's transport infrastructure in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in the capital in 2012 ...
... The East London line extension (ELLX) project is a British railway engineering project in London, managed by Transport for London ... 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, signalling, lineside signage and communication systems, etc ...
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