As the Deptford Dame reported in May, a £7m construction contract has been awarded to expand the station and improve access, via a separate structure, next to the railway arches. A key plank of the Council’s plans for the future of Deptford, the project had been stuck in limbo.
The Jubilee Line upgrade has taken a step backwards
As has been widely reported over the last week, the Jubilee Line upgrade, which was meant to have been completed last year, is subject to further delays.
The upgrade is intended to improve signalling and deliver a 33% increase in capacity by running more trains along the route, reducing congestion for Brockley commuters at both Canada Water and London Bridge. There is now no definite completion date, although London Underground have confirmed that this line is the top priority among a mounting list of delayed line upgrades.
The East London Line is now the South London Line
According to Transport Xtra, the East London Line extension to Clapham is being renamed the New South London Line. The name emphasises its role in completing an outer orbital route around London.
Work on the 2.5km extension is expected to start before the end of the year.
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