A step forward for the outer London rail orbital
London Overground map from the Transport for London website
I've just found out that the crucial rail link between the East London Line and the rest of the Overground rail network is due to open next week.
The extension will join Dalston junction to Highbury and Islington.
It'll mean travellers, for example, will be able to travel from Crystal Palace round to Willesden Junction on the Overground network. And this will form another part of the outer London rail orbital.
There will be a reduced service from midday on Sunday 27th, with the full service beginning on the Monday.
I'm told though that travellers will have to switch trains and walk across the platform at Highbury.
There are some nice pictures of it on London Reconnections here.
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